Following last week’s departure of managing editor Robert Rosenthal, the names of nine more editors leaving the Chronicle surfaced today. Berkeley author Frances Dinkelspiel, writing in her Ghost Word blog, says those getting the ax include deputy managing editors John Curley and Leslie Guevarra, assistant managing editor Steve Cook, Insight section editor Jim Finefrock, Style section editor Paul Wilner, assistant managing editor of enterprise George Judson, assistant metro editor Laura Impellizzeri, assistant business editor David Tong and art director Hulda Nelson.

Dinkelspiel writes:

    “You know times are bad when Executive Editor Phil Bronstein (pictured) gives the boot to men and women who have been his colleagues for years — some all the way back to his tenure at the Examiner. These cuts are so draconian and eliminate so many veteran journalists that one can’t help believe that the Chronicle will have a tough time putting out a quality product.”

Romenesko has posted a memo from Bronstein on the departures of Curley and Guevarra. Curley has been at the Chron since 1982 and Guevarra started at the Ex the same year.

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  1. The blogger’s list is incomplete. Phil outlined the full list in a memo that is on Poynter’s Web site.

  2. It’s sad that such a list has to come from a blogger rather than the Chronicle itself, which seems to be downplaying this ongoing story. The Minneapolis Star Tribune, which is also laying off staff, posted a list of newsroom staffers who lost their jobs.

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