Returning home from the conference to learn The Seattle Times will cut 200 jobs

Dear friends,

After spending the weekend in Durham with my journalism mentor and enjoying the Full Frame documentary film festival, I returned to Seattle last night. The headline was pretty stark: The Seattle Times plans to cut 200 jobs. The cuts will include 30 layoffs in the newsroom. I still have my job for now. A second round of layoffs may be implemented; that depends on how many people volunteer to leave for a bigger severance package.

I also blogged on the NextNewsroom conference at my blog, saveourpress.org. As I’m fairly new to blogging, I appreciate any comments or suggestions. It would be nice to add some “subscribe” buttons, like an RSS feed, to my blog so my friends know when I’ve added something. I’m still trying to learn how to do that!

It was nice to meet everyone at the conference.

– Sanjay

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