The Paper Trail, blog of the Daily News newsroom guild, names names and posts tributes to the staff who departed Friday. Included in the toll are Lisa Friedman, the paper's lone Washington D.C. reporter; Fred Shuster, music critic; Alex Dobuzinskis, reporter for Glendale and the Northeast Valley; Matt McHale, sports columnist; Bill Witz, NFL reporter; and Matt Kredell, who recently took over the paper's popular Kings hockey blog. Also out of a job is the editorial assistant who interviewed Corina Villaraigosa's mother for last July's scoop about the mayor's affair with Mirthala Salinas.
* Also: Editorial writer Mariel Garza blogs at Friendly Fire about what she calls "Black Friday:"
Those of us remaining have been in shock or scrambling to figure out how to deal with the absences -- both emotionally and workload wise. It's a dark time for American journalism that appears to be darkening ever still....please bare [sic] with us as we absorb this shock.
Related: Mark Lacter found the Press-Telegram story about its cuts lacking.