The Washington Times is laying off 40 percent of its staff, as it announced almost a month ago, but as of yet nobody knows just where the cuts will come from. The paper’s new management has said previously, however, that the Times plans to focus much more on national reporting, causing local reporters and the 25-person sports team to pack up their desks.
In fact, rumors of the impending closure of the Washington Times‘ sports section are so bad, the Washington Post‘s Neely Tucker reports, that the head coach of the Washington Capitals bid goodbye to the Times reporter after Monday night’s game.
Sources say the announcement could come as soon as tomorrow. Optimists hold out for early February, Tucker says, but “almost everyone considers it a done deal.”
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