City Paper is not for tourists
As FishbowlDC is narrating, the Washington Times this week is following up on an ominous memo sent out earlier this spring by Editor John Solomon. Though he thanked his colleagues for tips on saving money, he noted that staff reductions were in store.
Fishbowl puts the tally of the fallen at twelve, with more likely to come. Newsroom staffing stood at about 200 when Solomon took over in late January. Word is that staffers are bracing for a meeting at 11:30 this morning to discuss the ongoing “restructuring.” As in so many other newsrooms these days, that word is just a euphemism for giving people a box and telling them to get their shit out of here by noon.