The Strib faces reality with layoffs and buyouts

class=img_thumbleft>Editor Kevin Hoffman offers an update on the recent upheaval at the Newspaper of the Twin Cities in

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. An excerpt: "It's like a death in the family," says A&E editor Tim Campbell, who describes the turmoil as "one of the worst weeks in my working life." "People were asking each other, 'Have you gotten a note?' and 'Who's it from?' because that would tell you whether the news might be good or bad. It's like waiting for the puff of black smoke." Read

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