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WSJ Sends Out ‘The Layoffs Memo’

Jim Romensko got his hands on quite an ominous memo from The Wall Street Journal’s managing editor Robert Thomson today. A source told Romenesko that its being called “the layoff memo” inside the Journal’s newsroom, and its easy to see why.

Here’s a couple snippets:

we must now begin a new phase of integration, creating a single newsroom that does away with duplication and puts extra emphasis on scoops, thoughtful analysis and deeper reporting…

…A team of senior editors will be reaching out to many of you in coming days to solicit opinions and elicit ideas. We will then distil your wisdom (and discard my preconceptions) and move quickly to form new reporting and editing teams to take advantage of the manifold opportunities…

Yeah, doesn’t sound too promising. For the full note, head over to Romenesko.

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