The Onion is leaving Gotham. According to The Huffington Post, the editorial operations of the paper, which have been here for the past decade, are being moved to Chicago by next summer. The Onion’s headquarters are located in the windy city, but the announcement came as a shock to New York staffers.
“There’s no indication of what’s going to happen next,” Features Editor Joe Garden said. “I don’t think the writers have come to a consensus. Everybody is a little bit blindsided, and there are those who are determined to stay in New York.” A spokesperson for The Onion didn’t give a reason for the move, only adding, “We’re looking forward to eventually having everyone under one roof in Chicago.”
This is sad news. New York loves the Onion and it’s too bad that their writers are now having to decide between moving with the paper or staying and probably losing their jobs.
We were going to use the headline, “Paper Desires Lower Worker Morale, Moves Operations to Lesser City,” but we thought that would be too cruel.