More Buyouts At The Strib

A lovely summer in Minneapolis

The Star Tribune is offering another round of buyouts, reports David Brauer.

The good news: The buyouts are not because the paper is sliding into another bankruptcy. The paper simply wants to hire more people, and it can’t do that without getting rid of the old people.

The bad news: The paper can’t hire new people without getting rid of the old people. Yikes.

Only five staffers will be eligible for this round of buyouts—two news assistants, two photogs and one reporter, and management has the right to refuse any employee’s “oh please pick me I’m so ready to be done with this job” statement.

We’re happy that the Star Tribune is going to inject some new blood into its operations. But does that have to involve clearing out the old first?