A Year Out, Times-Pic Downsizing Leaves Bitterness, Scorn Among Ex-, Current Employees

By: Rebecca Theim | Columbia Journalism Review

A year ago this week, about 200 now-former employees of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, including almost half the newsroom, learned they would lose their jobs and that their newspaper—175 years old, but still lively, potent, and deeply interwoven into the life of a great American city—would be seriously diminished.

Although The New York Times had weeks earlier broken in broad-brush strokes news of the coming restructuring, the axe finally fell on June, 12, 2012.

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