TBD Down to 1.5 Employees
The slow demise of erstwhile local news site TBD.com continues. News editor Ryan Kearney is leaving the site after tomorrow, he tells Washington City Paper.
That will leave TBD with only 1.5 editorial employees on staff: transportation reporter John Hendel and special projects reporter Rebecca Armendariz, who splits time between TBD and WJLA, the TV station also owned by parent company Allbritton Communications. Andrew Beaujon, the TBD arts editor who was also a former City Paper managing editor, left recently to do media criticism and reporting at the Poynter Institute.
With the media economy as dismal as it is these days, of course, the slow demise of TBD isn't cause for rejoicing here. (Maybe at the Post, though.)