From: Johnston, Eric - Modesto
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 4:04 PM
To: MODB Everyone
Subject: A quick update
Good afternoon everyone,
Last week I announced the beginning of an operational reorganization that would result in changes through our company. Earlier this week I detailed changes in our finance department.
We have worked to restructure our company in a way that will allow us to operate efficiently with reduced resources, continue to provide top-shelf services to our customers and readers and prepare for future growth opportunities. To be quite honest, I am very excited about the changes we will be announcing.
I understand that there may be some anxiety about further announcements related to this reorganization and I apologize for the delay. Before I can clarify our new structure I need to make sure I have everything necessary in place - as of right now I don't.
Next week I will outline how we will restructure our company based on the staffing and resources we have today. To be clear, the plans I will share next week will NOT include additional staff reductions.
I appreciate your understanding and thank you for everything you are doing to help us through these challenging times.
Have a great weekend.
Publisher & President
The Modesto Bee