Thursday, July 17, 2008

'Fessing Up -- Kind Of

Those of us in the blog world can rejoice in a triumph of truth, justice and the American way. Editor and Publisher magazine published a report Thursday on the Orlando Sentinel layoffs and buyouts that puts a lie to all the officialspeak - or more accurately, the lack thereof. Read the story, titled "Orlando Sentinel Quietly Cutting Newsroom Staff," here A good 20 percent of the newsroom will be gone between this week's pink slips and the ones to come next week.

Still, the folks at the Orlando Sentinel just can't help themselves. Lisa Jacobsen, an Orlando Sentinel human resources and communications consultant, told E&P reporter Joe Strupp that no cutbacks are planned "at this time." She added, there is "a lot of misinformation out there. Nothing is happening, and nothing is planned."

Folks, you decide who's involved in sleight of speak.

Kudos to all the folks who forced the Sentinel to come clean, just as it demands of the people and community it covers.

And remember, you read it here first.

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