By: EDITORIAL STAFF
In a major redeployment of resources, The Indianapolis Star/News has subtracted some editor positions and added some reporter positions to allow for broader coverage and new beats, according to its publishers.
The newspaper announced the new structure in a full-page chart in its May 30 issue, which included photos of editors. It also said that at least one-third of the editorial staff had changed assignments.
Executive editor Frank Caperton says the move was aimed at providing more coverage of consumer affairs, workplace issues, shopping, commuting, and health and fitness. But, he says, the overhaul also has led to some problems, including the resignation of columnist Dick Cady, a 1975 Pulitzer Prize winner who objected to his new assignment.