Word is that layoffs have begun in Modesto. Apparently four sportswriters have been canned today.More as news comes in.
UPDATE: Another commenter says the sports dept took a hit but is still in business.
"The sports editor was laid off... One sports writer and two sports copy editors took buyouts... It leaves four sports writers in Modesto as the sports staff. People are being shuffled around to handle the sports copy editing..."UPDATE #2: False alarm? I haven't heard about any other pink slips being handed out.