Friday, June 22, 2007

Sad news from the Mercury News

In case you missed this about veteran reporter and editor Rich Ramirez: Suicide suspected in Mercury News veteran's death

From the Mercury News story:

The exact reasons why he would have taken his own life were unclear. He had been worried about the newspaper's plans to eliminate about 40 newsroom jobs, said his wife, Janet Dalke.

We debated whether to include this news in the blog, given how much we still don't know about this story. But we felt it was important to recognize the potential role of the job cuts and how they can affect people in different ways.

It goes without saying that if you or anyone you know is having a hard time with what's going on (in every newsroom), please reach out. If anyone has suggestions for internal and external resources, please send them to me and I'll update this post later.

You can sign your condolences for Rich Ramirez here.

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