If it’s Saturday, where is everybody?
You’ve probably heard about the recent buyouts at the Star Tribune. As this story says, the move affects writers and people “behind the scenes” such as copy editors. Now get the inside story here. A key quote from a reporter:
There’s been some scrambling to fill slots for copy editing and designing on the weekend. They’re just discovering someone’s not going to be there.
Speaking of the Minneapolis paper, its public editor has an interesting column on the editing and trimming of wire stories — and the conspiracy theories posited by readers.