Washington Times Lays Off Nearly Half Its Staff

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The Washington Times laid waste to its 170-member staff today, letting go of its top editor and decimating the Sports and Metro sections, neither of which will exist as stand-alones after Friday's issue. Earlier this month the paper announced it would cut at least 40 percent of its staff. The Washington Post says that number was exceeded. For those worrying about the future of the paper, stop. According to a statement, "Monday begins a new chapter in the history of the Washington Times as a 21st-century multimedia company." Exciting!

Washington Times lays off top editor, dozens of staffers [Washington Post]