Can’t help but find it a little ironic that on the same day that Jim Valvano’s basketball program of the 1980s got just a little vindication that WRAL breaks this story
The News & Observer is preparing to lay off about 10 percent of its newsroom staff and will announce other cuts affecting its news operation, sources inside the N&O tell WRAL.com.
Asked about layoffs, Felicia Gressette, vice president of marketing for the N&O who spoke on behalf of publisher Orage Quarles III, said, “We’re just not going to comment.”
When asked about other cost-cutting moves, Gressette noted: “Any changes will be announced in the N&O, not WRAL.com.”
Other cutbacks and changes include:
* The folding of the Business section into the City/State section. Business is currently published as a separate section, although the newspaper no longer runs extensive stock listings.
* The size of the space devoted to news will be reduced.
First, how in the world can they reduce their Business coverage any more than they already have? Their business section is horrible.
Secondly, we selfishly hope that they do not touch their ACC Blog, ACCNow. This site quickly became one of our favorite on the internet and deserves a ton of credit for its dynamic coverage of the ACC.
Lastly, my favorite quote from Pack Pride’s message board reads as follows:
Barry Saunders can now go back to being a street mime.