Turmoil, Layoffs At Washington Times, But Radio Show Rolls On
December 3, 2009 at 8:10 AM (PT)
The WASHINGTON TIMES is slashing its work force by at least 40% amidst what Acting President and Publisher JONATHAN SLEVIN called a plan to re-energize the paper, including limited free distribution, elimination of some sections of the paper, and a focus on political and investigative reporting. The paper will, however, continue its participation in TALK RADIO NETWORK's "AMERICA'S MORNING NEWS" daily radio show, as well as its new THECONSERVATIVES.COM website.
The paper has been in turmoil in recent months, including the abrupt exit of Publisher JOHN SOLOMON and a religious discrimination suit by former editorial page editor RICHARD MINITER, plus conflict within the controlling MOON family that led to the departure of three top executives.