BREAKING: Stribbers taking buyouts
Prepare to say goodbye to some of your favorite writers at the Star Tribune. The deadline for Stribbers to accept the newsroom buyout is 5 p.m. today. Management is hoping to get 50 people to accept the package and clean out their desks by June 15.
As the deadline looms, you can pass time by checking out this Newsroom Table of Reorganization [Excel] that was leaked to us a few weeks ago. It indicates where the Strib will reallocate its resources.
We're not expecting the Strib to make an announcement of who's leaving anytime soon, so we're informally tracking the departures through newsroom sources. We'll also be updating our list of Stribbers who have accepted the buyout as we hear from our sources, so be sure to keep checking back. Note: If you're a Stribber who knows of somebody leaving, send us an email (we'll withhold the names of our sources). Conversely, if anyone is on this list erroneously, please let us know and we'll correct it:
Stribbers taking the buyout:
Deborah Caulfield Rybak
Larry (L.K.) Hanson
James Lileks will run Buzz.mn
Steve Brandt will be covering City Hall
Kevin Diaz returning to DC beat from McClatchy
Paul Klauda is moving to Night AME (associate managing editor)