Several Arizona Republic editorial staff members failed to land a job after being forced to reapply for a position at the state's largest newspaper.
Veteran journalists were among those who did not make the cut when the dust settled.
The layoffs follow news in August that the paper's parent company, Gannett, was splitting into two companies next year -- one company to hold its downward-spiraling newspapers and another to contain its money-making operations like TV stations and non-journalistic websites.
"Lots of good people left," reporter Michael Clancy wrote on Facebook today, acknowledging he had just lost his job. "Some not so great held on. A few good people gone."More »