At This Very Moment, The News Is Laying Off Newsroom Staffers

A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to the News Buyout 2008 blog, where, breaking news, Dallas' Only Daily has begun laying off employees: "Newsroom staff members from across the building have been called into meetings and notified that they are being cut." This follows Robert Decherd's wage-freeze announcement earlier today. In the words of former News-er Tracy Everbach, in a comment posted to the site: "Please know that my heart goes out to all of you." --Robert Wilonsky

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Robert Wilonsky
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