Add one more reporter to the slim list of editorial staff who escaped the New Orleans’s Times-Picayune‘s recent staff cuts: former Young & Hungry writer and current Times-Picayune dining critic Brett Anderson.

Earlier this week, according to Anderson, he was told that he was being fired for taking a Nieman fellowship to study at Harvard for a year. Now the paper is claiming that Anderson will get a job when his fellowship ends.

“We should have communicated that this week when we announced the changes at our paper,” says editor Jim Amoss in the paper’s article on Anderson’s position.

“Keeping someone employed is always an effective form of communication,” responds the Post‘s Erik Wemple.