There have been 35 layoffs
at The Oregonian
since yesterday, with more happening now. I can't believe David Sarasohn got cut. Liberal columnist, relentless focus on poverty. He advocated for my work inside the paper, which meant a lot to me.
I stopped down at Higgins last night for the wake, where O staffers, some after their last day, worked on a $3500 bar tab donated from the internet—they spent all of it.
The first line of the announcement from the publisher: "Today we are unveiling exciting plans for the future of our company."