Newsday is the next company to begin a reduction program. I’ll be watching for any hints that Walt Handlesman may be affected.
A memo written Friday by Publisher Timothy P. Knight and posted today at the Romenesko Web site at www.poynter.org saves the worst for last, revealing that “as we move through the process of re-organizing ourselves to meet our goals, we need to make very difficult decisions about how we allocate resources. This includes making staff reductions in union and non-union areas. We will be finalizing these decisions over the next two weeks, and plan to talk to the people who will be losing their jobs promptly as the decisions are made.