Washington Times Cuts Sports Section
Posted on January 5, 2010The Wall Street Journal reports that the Washington Times has cut its sports section and reduced its newsroom staff by 40%.
The new cuts come in addition to job cuts in early December. The Washington Times sports section was printed for the last time on December 31st.The newspaper will revamp to focus on politics, business and investigative reporting. The newspaper's Thursday edition announced the layoffs and said the last sports section would appear Friday. A new print edition will be launched Monday.
Among those let go was the newsroom leader, Managing Editor David Jones. The newspaper announced several management changes, though it's not clear who will oversee the newsroom operation. Christopher Dolan was appointed Wednesday as national politics editor and Brett Decker as editorial page editor.