The Strib faces reality with layoffs and buyouts

</div class=img_thumbleft>Editor Kevin Hoffman offers an update on the recent upheaval at the Newspaper of the Twin Cities in Paper Cuts. 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 Paper Cuts here, then come back to join the conversation.