Shreveport editor asks, ‘What did we do wrong?’

The Times in Shreveport, La., wiped out 21 jobs, about 7% of all — spurring a soul-searching column by Executive Editor Alan English. “What did we do wrong to lay off good people from their jobs before Christmas?” he asks today, referring to those made jobless at his paper, and across the nation.

And he concedes that regular folks get hurt the most, writing: “The front lines are the last to know. They get stung from their familiar routine of solving a customer’s problem, hammering at a keyboard, tightening a car wheel, bouncing a toddler at day care.”

Earlier: Management and employees must heal post-layoff wounds

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