Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guild Says Its Members Feel "Betrayed" by Company

The Detroit Free Press completed another round of layoffs on Tuesday, with columnist Desiree Cooper and editorial writer Nichole Christian, both black journalists, among the casualties.

By one count, the Free Press eliminated 22 people in its newsroom, 18 of them journalists. Fifteen of them are women, six African American, two Hispanic and two are Asian American.

The Newspaper Guild of Detroit said nine of the 20 laid off in its jurisdiction were part-timers.

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