Thursday, February 28, 2008

'Worst Day Ever...Heartbreaking' at Daily News

Editor Ron Kaye gathered everyone around Wednesday afternoon, said he was sorry, and confirmed that 22 editorial staffers will be gone by Friday, taking the newsroom to an even 100. Kaye broke down as he tried to assure reporters, editors and others that the little paper in the Valley will plug along as an alternative to the Times and put out the best paper they can. But it sounds as if the room felt that today was the end of an era and the beginning of something much different. Kaye said he would remain editor, answering one major question. He also said owner Dean Singleton had been persuaded to save another ten reporters that the suits wanted to axe. [Click for MORE]

> Daily News alumni mourn for the paper
> Los Angeles Times sheds 16 employees
> Panic time at the Mercury News
> Philadelphia newspapers slash 68 staffers
> Boston Globe, Telegram & Gazette to offer more buyouts
> Layoffs at Daily Breeze
> Meetings and apologies at DN, but.... Sphere: Related Content

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