MinnPost posted the list of 23 Star Tribune newsroom employees who took a buyout. There are a couple surprises, but many were expected.
Check out the full list below.
-Business reporter Mike Meyers
-Metro columnist Katherine Kersten
-Obituaries reporter Ben Cohen
-Travel writer/photographer Chris Welsch
-Web designer Jamie Chismar
Other big losses for the paper:
-Online Managing Editor Will Tacy.
-Sports copy editor Bud Armstrong
-Librarian Roberta Hovde
-Recruiting manager Brenda Rotherham
-Photography director Peter Koeleman
-Metro desk team leader Beth Podtburg
-Metro desk team leader Suzanne Ziegler
-Photo editor Vickie Kettlewell
-Computer-assisted reporting specialist KJ Peterson
-Receptionist Josh Johnson
-News assistant Mary Beth Vanyo
-Researcher Janet Rak
-Copy editors Jay Ewoldt, Mike Bonafield, Barbara Haugen, Sharon Nyberg
-Designers Laurie Harker and Steve Ray
I learned and worked alongside many of these fine journalists and can say with certainty that the paper is taking a big loss by letting them go.
To read more analysis on some of the losses, check out MinnPost. Ah yes, the compliments before the offers.
Up next: The MinnPost's quick round up of former Strib employees! How many can they take under their wing with that new Knight Foundation grant?