Bad news for five staff members at the Winston-Salem Journal. Just got this by email:
Journal to trim sections, staff to reduce costs
The Winston-Salem Journal will eliminate its daily business-news section, combine some Sunday sections and eliminate five positions to reduce costs, the Journal’s president and publisher said yesterday in a letter to employees.
The Journal no longer will publish a separate business-news section, except on Sundays. Instead, two pages will be added to the Local section during the week for business news and stocks of local interest. In addition, the Sunday Living and Arts sections will be combined into one section with a focus on arts coverage.
Miller said that the Journal will continue to invest in its Web site and online products, which he said are “growing at a solid pace.” Of the five positions eliminated, two were in the news department.
Looks like the beginning of a slow and painful death to me.