The Baltimore Sun’s mass layoffs of 61 newsroom staffers (in a newsroom of only 200 to begin with) have cut the paper to levels some say is a “gutting” of the largest newspaper in Maryland.
One staffer, who had put in more than 22 years as an editorial aide, told blogger and former Sun reporter David Ettlin that the company “probably did me a favor. The last couple of years have been really bad.” She was transferred from one bureau to another as each suburban office shut down.
As for the Sun’s strategy? “We are going to become a 24-hour local newsgathering operation that more effectively gathers news and distributes it among our many platforms,” including print, online and mobile, Renee Mutchnik said. “This is our plan for success, not just survival.”
Ettlin rounded up many of the names of those who lost their jobs. Read after the jump. We’re sorry there’s not more we can do.