Who's leaving the Daily News *

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.

Hopkins chooses LAPD over newspapers
Meetings and apologies at the DN, but...
Daily News alumni mourn for the paper
'Worst day ever' at Daily News

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Newspapers stories on LA Observed:
Read the LA Times response to Los Angeles Magazine's piece
NYT thins more in Los Angeles, and the LAT hires locally
Oops: 6-year-old Betty Broderick story runs in LA Times*
More details on mixed use plan for LA Times buildings
Tribune doubles down on the whole Tronc thing
Tribune Publishing sending its IT jobs to India
Tribune Publishing slides toward parody
Sadly for LAT, this might be worst Tribune yet


LA Observed on Twitter