COX Newspapers has announced that they will close their Washington, DC national and international news bureau, effective April 1, 2009.
However, this does not affect the Dayton Daily News, nor does it affect the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Both papers will keep correspondents there according to Editor and Publisher Journal, with a follow up here. (Also impacted: papers in Hamilton and Middletown.)
For that matter, COX Broadcasting will also continue to have a bureau there for the TV and Radio side of the COX house.
Any and all eligible mployees of the DC bureau (meaning those who do not work for the Dayton Daily News or Atlanta Journal-Constitution) will be offered severance packages. Their jobs will be intact until early 2009.
By the way, the same item reports that Bureau Chief Andy Alexander will retire at the end of this year. (Our best wishes to Mr. Alexander)
It just goes to show you, we did say the layoffs are nowhere near done yet...either in broadcasting, OR in print...
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