When station groups announce layoffs, we often focus on numbers and percentages rather than the names of the people let go and how their balance sheet might be affected by the loss of income.
“I was let go today ‘for business reasons’ according to management,” Wood wrote on Facebook. “I appreciate all your support over the past dozen or so years. Since I won’t be able to respond to your individual messages and comments, I encourage you to share your thoughts through the KATU News Facebook page. I wish you all the best.”
The Oregonian found station photojournalist Ric Peavyhouse, who kept his job, but didn’t forget those less fortunate. “We just had a round of layoffs today and I’m a bit lost for words,” Peavyhouse wrote on Twitter. “I still have a job but eight of my colleagues are out. So feel free to pass along any jobs you see for photogs, producers, writers, and reporters.”