Shakiness of editorial staffers these days was underscored this week with another in a series of Tribune Co. “workforce reductions” that this time hit the Los Angeles Times newsroom, following last week’s release of 15 Chicago Tribune workers, notes Grumpy Editor.
In the latest round, about a dozen Times employees from news operations, copy desk and design were affected.
Among them, accepting a buyout: Craig Turner, arts and entertainment editor, with the newspaper for almost 41 years, including the position of metropolitan editor.
As Grumpy Editor mentioned on March 16, editorial employees at some Tribune Co. newspapers may be getting edgy following the prior day’s downsizing at the Chicago Tribune.
Besides the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Co. family includes the Baltimore Sun, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Hartford Courant.
Ironically, as Los Angeles Times staffers were departing, the business section posted an opening for “an ambitious reporter to cover the food and farm beat.”