Good lede from Sam Adams over at Indiewire’s CriticWire:
You might think snagging a Pulitzer nomination and being the head of one of the nation’s most prestigious critics’ organizations would lend you a little job security. You’d be wrong.
Per Adams and Stephen Whitty’s linked Facebook post, the Star-Ledger vet shared today that his full-time film critic position is being eliminated heading into 2015. The current chair of the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) plans to continue contributing to the paper as a freelancer.
The good news for Whitty is that he has traction on other fronts to fill the void, allowing him to shape a different but seemingly equally productive professional mix in the New Year. Adams has the journalist’s full Facebook post here.
[Photo of Whitty via: nj.com]