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Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Axe Is Swinging in the Tower

The lay-offs--pardon me, "separations"--have begun at the Chicago Tribune. WomanNews and the City News Service--a descendant of legendary City News Bureau, where Mike Royko, Seymour Hersh, and Kurt Vonnegut got their starts--are both being shut down by the end of the year. People are apparently crying in the newsroom.

UPDATE: Holy Shit. The Trib actually managed to post a staff-written story on a breaking news event. About itself, no less.