Voice of San Diego lowered its budget by $200,000, resulting in the loss of four jobs, including three journalists.
Those three are education reporter Emily Alpert, photo editor Sam Hodgson and neighborhood reporter Adrian Florido, VOSD said.
“There’s no one cause for the change. No major donor has dropped out. Our sponsorships are consistent and our membership is growing rapidly. But in the past, we’ve relied on grants from national foundations to make up a large part of our funding and we can’t be sure they’ll be there for us again,” VOSD CEO Scott Lewis and editor Andrew Donohue said in the announcement.
Most of the 26 comments on the announcement are from readers who say they’ll miss those three reporters sorely. With that kind of support, these three should have no trouble finding new jobs, but it’s a blow for VOSD for sure.