Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's Official: 'Star' Lays Off 11 WITH CLARIFICATION

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2007 at 8:45 PM

So says the Star itself.

The daily newspaper biz continues its downward death spiral. Sigh.

UPDATE: The Weekly has learned that the laid-off employees include a lot of news assistants and lower-level newsroom types--including some people who have been with the Star for decades.

The list of people let go--which, it needs to be noted, is unconfirmed and based on only one source, so take this with a massive grain of salt--includes:

  • George Campbell
  • David Castellan
  • Lupe Ortiz
  • Carrie Ord
  • Tiana Velez
  • Jon Hassen
  • Someone named Julie
  • Jeff Commings

UPDATE: Former Star reporter (and current Weekly contributor) Michael Marizco has more info here.

UPDATE: Jane See White is also reportedly among the laid off, according to a source. Also, the severance package, as we've heard from several sources: three weeks' pay, as long as they keep their mouths shut. That's pitiful.

UPDATE (8:45 P.M.): Michael Marizco informs us that Rutha Brundidge, who was on this list, was apparently NOT laid off. Thus, we have removed her. However, we're adding Jeff Commings, an education reporter. After hearing a rumor that he was one of the unfortunate, I contacted him via his Facebook page, and he had this to say: "I never thought I'd be one of the people to say this: I can't confirm or deny your information." So, take that for what it's worth.

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