Music Down Another Culture Writer in Seattle
posted by April 15 at 11:12 AMon
As if the ranks weren’t already thin enough, full-time Seattle Times classical music writer Melinda Bargreen sent a mass email to colleagues and friends yesterday announcing her departure from the paper. After 31 years in the job, she took the paper’s buyout, which in her words applied to “those who are eligible to leave because their positions are considered expendable (i.e. they would not have to be replaced if they left).” After a period of months, she may continue to freelance, she wrote.
Just after I opened the email (which was forwarded to me), I found this heartbreaking photo essay of the evacuation of American newsrooms by an insider, San Jose Mercury News designer Martin Gee (thanks as always, C-Monster).