USA Today editor criticizes Romenesko tipster’s report about editors taking buyouts

USA Today editor-in-chief David Callaway says of this Tuesday post:

I think the story yesterday misrepresented the depth of the talent in the newsroom… [including] a ton of great social [media] people, and data people and news people who are taking over some of the more prominent positions in the newsroom.

There’s been goodbyes, there’s been tears and hugs, but most of the people leaving are pretty excited about having a lot of time off, paid. And you know what? They’re all getting offers, because they’re all news pros.

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