Thom Fladung: Back to Ohio.After five years editing and steering the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the midst of massive news industry trials and tribulations, Thom Fladung is moving on. He's been named managing editor of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, and will start his new post in mid-February. ... More >>
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Yesterday was the deadline for Pioneer Press staffers to opt for a buyout package offered by parent company MediaNews. The goal was to convince 30 workers to voluntarily leave the company, including 15 editiorial employees.
Not be outdone by the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press announced this afternoon that it's seeking buyouts from newsroom staff. Company brass is seeking 15 editorial staffers to take the offer. Employees who voluntarily depart will receive two weeks of pay for each year of service at the St. Paul dail ... More >>
The Pioneer Press editorial staff has been reduced to two permanent employees. Glenda Holste and Mark Yost are no longer working at the paper. As best can be determined they were let go earlier this week.
No peace at the Pioneer Press
So who's the new editor charged with guiding the Pioneer-Press into the post-Gowler era? Thom Fladung is, as Eric Black notes in this morning's Strib, the former managing editor of the Detroit Free Press. He's also a long-time Knight Ridder hand, having done two tours at the Free Press and one at th ... More >>