Bob Unger, editor and associate publisher of the (New Bedford, Massachusetts) Standard-Times, has been laid off of his own accord in an effort to help cut costs, Steve DeCosta writes.
“We’re looking at a tough year, revenue-wise, coming up,” Unger said. At this time, “it would have been very damaging to the newspaper and the community to make the additional personnel cuts that would have been required.
“I asked and received permission to put my position on the layoff list,” he said. “My hope is that by doing this the newspaper will continue to best serve New Bedford and SouthCoast. It will allow us to fill important jobs in gathering and editing the news.”
from Poynter. http://ift.tt/1wco0zM