Walnut Creek, Calif.
Owner: MediaNews Group
Effective: April 26, 2012
Copy editing has been consolidated; 10 to 12 copy editors were laid off. In a staff memo, Executive Editor Dave Butler called the change a cost-saving move that mimics a similar move at the Denver Post. “Our idea, like Denver’s, is to put more responsibility for copy editing on the editor doing the initial story read — especially on routine stories,” he wrote in the memo. “A second or third edit on most stories has become a luxury most newspapers no longer can afford.”
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Source: Poynter via Paper Cuts tip