The Washington Post To Shrink By 100 Positions?

Outgoing Post managing editor Raju Narisetti apparently gave a presentation to the DC chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists earlier this month in which he said the Post would likely eliminate 100 positions over the next two years.

“The cuts do not necessarily mean layoffs and could come from buyouts like ones the Post has done in the past,” a reporter covering the meeting wrote.

Despite the downsizing, Narisetti told the assembled journos that “You’ll be surprised to hear this, but there has never been a better time to be a journalist.”

At any rate, Narisetti is leaving the Post on Feb. 1 but it’s not inconceivable at all that a staff reduction plan he put into place would go into effect after his tenure was up.

According to Jim Romenesko who had this first from a tipster, this few-weeks-old tidbit is “causing an uproar in the Washington Post newsroom.”