Worcester Telegram & Gazette editorial page editor Chris Sinacola resigned at the GateHouse-owned paper laid off several staffers today, including editorial cartoonist David Hitch, reports MassLive.com’s Noah Bombard. He adds: “The layoffs this round hit hard at what was left of the paper’s online department. …The additional layoffs come on the heels of several layoffs the company announced earlier this year, which are taking place this week.”
I’ve invited Sinacola to comment on his resignation.
Meanwhile, in Oregon… Chris Anderson has resigned as Oregonian Media Group chairman to become editor and publisher at the Register-Guard. The Eugene paper reports: “The hiring of Anderson is a major move for the newspaper. It is the first time in the 88 years the Baker family has owned the paper that a non-family member will lead the company.”