*LA Observed has updated information about today's cuts. Two reporters, Brandon Lowrey and Jerry Berrios, got pink slips and photographer Tina Burch took a buyout. LAO also reports that three editors were reassigned to the Metro desk.
**Updated 4/25: Add staff artist Jon Gerung to the list of those laid off yesterday. That from the union's Daily News[room] blog, which also includes rumors of more layoffs as early as next week. Here's a portion of the goodbye letter Brandon Lowrey sent to his soon-to-be former colleagues:
Even as a pretty idealistic young guy, I can't deny times are depressing for our industry. Reporters are unappreciated and undervalued, both by corporate bigwigs and many in the public. I can see how some can become cynical and jaded.
But the very fact that you all keep doing is inspirational. It reminds me that there are good, smart and reasonable people out there who really want to change the world - or at least their corners of it - for the better.