After several rounds of layoffs, the executive editor of the Sacramento Bee is out the door. But Melanie Sill wasn’t laid off. She resigned to enter a six-month executive-in-residence program at USC’s Annenberg School. Joyce Terhaar, who has been at the Bee since 1988 and is currrently managing editor, will replace Sill and will hold the title of senior vice president.
The Sacramento Bee fired more workers earlier this month, it’s fifth round of layoffs in two-and-a-half-years, according to Editor & Publisher. This time, 29 employees were shown the door including sports editor Bill Bradley and two newsroom photographers. However, circulation and production departments were hardest hit in the face of shrinking advertising and circulation.
Another day, another list of reporters who are leaving newspapers. Two members of the Chron’s Sacramento Bureau are departing, Mark Martin and Greg Lucas. Martin is going to the Little Hoover Commission while Lucas is leaving to “write more travel stories and feed my seemingly unquenchable wanderlust,” according to a note quoted by Steven Maviglio’s Majority Report political blog. “And I don’t think I’m too old to learn the new trick of blog although I’m troubled since it’s a four-letter