Freelance journalist Frances Dinkelspiel at Ghost Word has a partial list of journalists taking the buyout from the San Francisco Chronicle. Arts and music, science and the copy desk appear to be the hardest hit. The list includes music writer Joel Selvin, Washington bureau reporter Zachary Coile and editorial cartoonist Tom Meyer. About 80 people have applied for the buyout, Dinkelspiel reports, and more layoffs are likely.
*Quirky, political, and hyperlocal don't seem to have been a successful recipe for the Chron, according to a story by Richard Pérez-Peña in the New York Times.