UPDATE: Sentinel's Demma Laid Off
The changes that will occur at the Sun-Sentinel's mother newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, look to be radical, according to an article in Crain's Chicago Business:
A version under consideration devotes the paper's front section to consumer-oriented and entertainment features. Local, national, international and business news is consolidated in the second section. Weather leads the third section, which also includes comics and classifieds, while the sports section is converted to a tabloid format.
Ever wondered how emasculated a newspaper can become? We may find the answer soon in the Trib.
UPDATE: Heard from a source that Sentinel investigations editor Joe Demma was laid off on Friday. The veteran Demma oversaw just about all the recent in-depth journalism that has won awards at the newspaper, including the FEMA Pulitzer finalist stuff and the more recent gun law series by Megan O'Matz. More evidence this business is going in an even more gutless and shallow direction.
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