Roanoke Reorganizes for Digital First Publishing, Lays Off 3

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By: Julie Moos | Poynter.org

The Roanoke Times is reorganizing its online news department as it shifts to a digital first strategy that editor Carole Tarrant calls “just the first wave in what will be an ongoing evolution.” In a memo that announced the retirement of two longtime staffers, layoffs of three people and the shift of four online employees to newsroom areas, Tarrant acknowledged that “we do not expect to see growth in our print advertising base.

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