As the football and men's soccer teams assemble their rosters, one position now falls into question: beat writer.
The Akron Beacon Journal will lay off 40 of its 160 newsroom employees in the coming weeks. Cuts might include Zips football reporter David Lee Morgan and men's soccer writer Tom Reed.
The hope for many reporters, photographers and copy editors falls solely on other employees voluntarily resigning.
The cuts, made according to seniority, also took my job. As many of you know, however, I do not blog through the ABJ. This is an advertising partnership between the newspaper and the university. The university pays me, so I will continue for the foreseeable future.
- In other media news, UA hired Bill Morgan to replace Tommy Gelehrter as the host of pregame shows and play-by-play commentator for women's basketball. He comes from WJER/101.7 Dover-New Philadelphia where he is the morning drive host.
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