While journalists at media outlets in Alberta are always coming & going, there have never been so many going as there were this past month. Sadly, at the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, on January 19, Postmedia cut 60 positions in order to combine newsrooms in locations where they publish two dailies. These cuts not only resulted in many experienced, talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door in Alberta, but also resulted in distinctive voices quieted.
Not pictured above: Jason Markusoff, Reporter, civic affairs; Kristen Odland, Reporter, sports; Tony Seskus, Assignment editor; Daryl Slade, Reporter, courts; Erika Stark, Reporter, politics; Shelley Wallis, Reporter.
Not pictured above: Lyle Aspinali, Photojournalists; Al Cherest, Photo editor; Stuart Dryden, Photojournalist; Scott Fisher, Reporter, minor hockey; Wes Gilbertson, Columnist; Bill Kaufmann, Reporter; Ricky Leong, Columnist; Kevin Martin, Reporter, courts; Scott Mitchell, Reporter, courts; Scott Mitchell, Columnist, sports; Todd Saelhof, Sports editor; Damien Wood, Reporter, crime; Michael Wood, Reporter.
Not pictured above: Fish Griwkowsky, Reporter, arts; Jamie Hall, Reporter, arts; Julie LeConte, Features writer; Cathy Lord, Online producer; John McKinnon, Columnist, sports; Janet Vleig, Senior writer;
Not pictured above: Nicole Bergot, City editor; Cary Castagna, Columnist, fitness; Barry Hanson, Sports editor; Pamela Roth, Reporter; Brian Swane, Reporter; Derek Van Diest, Reporter, hockey.
I sincerely wish everyone fearlessness, happiness, and success with whatever happens next.