In the wake of the Zell-Michaels memo bomb, San Jose Mercury News Editor Dave Butler - formerly of the LA Daily News - delivers a memo of his own (via Romenesko). He has some helpful advice for the wordsmiths on his staff, given the rising price of newsprint:
It has never been more important than it is today for all reporters and editors to demonstrate their outstanding writing and reporting skills by cramming the same information – or what's essential for the story -- in less space.
As reporters go about the job of squeezing more information into less space, they can rest assured there will be no more layoffs, probably:
We are doing all that we can to limit any newsroom staff reductions to attrition. So far, so good, though I can make no promises.