MANKATO, Minn. â The top editor of The Free Press announced she would resign rather than cut newsroom jobs to meet budget targets.
On Tuesday, The Free Press reported the decision by editor Deb Flemming to leave the company on April 9 as part of a broader cost-cutting plan. She informed her staff on Monday.
"Clearly, my leaving kept additional folks in the newsroom,'' she said. "You need people to do the job. Without people, it will impact the quality of the product you give readers.''
Excerpt from this article on the Star Tribune.
What if, instead of cutting lower-level, front-line positions, managers in charge of cost-cutting were to evaluate their own salary instead? It's unfortunate how few stories we hear about managers firing themselves or, more realistically, taking a reduced salary to attempt to meet budget numbers.
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