Some of the Bloomberg News journalists laid off today, according to Talking Biz News:
Rich Jaroslovsky, technology columnist and tech products reviewer. “It’s been quite a ride,” he tweets.
Elliot Blair Smith, an investigative and projects reporter
Charles R. Babcock, an investigative and projects editor
Chris Burritt, a Greensboro, N.C.-based reporter
Laurie Muchnick, book editor. She tweets: “Not sure how to put this so here goes: Bloomberg is cutting arts coverage, including books, so today was my last day there.”
Tim Homan, congressional reporter
Bill Koenig, Detroit bureau editor
Do you have more names? Were you laid off? Please let me know.
A reader reports these D.C. bureau dismissals: Ann Hughey, a weekend editor; Leslie Hoffecker, an editor; Steve Walsh, a Congress Tracker reporter; and Curtis Eichelberger, a sports enterprise reporter.
“Catherine Smith, who had been with BN for more than 15 years was [let go]. As were Daniel Billy, Jeremy Gerard and Jeffery Burke.”
“Terrified of another EEOC lawsuit, the company worked closely with in-house counsel to obfuscate from the public that the vast majority of those laid off were older reporters and editors. Each terminated employee was shown a list of OTHER terminated employees, along with their ages, to show that the median age of terminations was low. Then, employees were required to sign a NDA in order to retain any benefits. This from a company who allegedly built its reputation on transparency.”
* Bloomberg lays off staff in sports and culture (nytimes.com) | Layoffs show shift in priorities (observer.com)
* Bloomberg departees include Loeb winner, Pulitzer finalist, ex-executive editor (talkingbiznews.com)
* Bloomberg News to lay off about 50 people (wsj.com)