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32 Post Guild Members Take Buyouts

Washington Post Offers More Buyouts

At the Washington Post, 32 members of the Newspaper Guild have applied for buyouts. Freddy Kunkle, a co-chair of the Guild, tells us that "more than one dozen" of the Guild members taking buyouts are minorities, and of those, "most are black."

Kunckle declined to give more information, since the Post may still choose to refuse some staffers a buyout package.

Overall, Kunkle wrote in a message to Guild members, "union reps are hearing that the number probably puts the total close to 50."

Considering that newsrooms are shedding minority staffers like it's going out of style, it's not a surprise—if somewhat depressing—that the Post is following suit.

We've left a message with the paper to ask for comment.

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  • anon

    Shouldn't you disclose that you also work for the Post, Shani?

  • Shani Hilton

    @anon *checks bank account*

    Yeah, I definitely do not work for the Post. And have never done so. (Who are you, anon? Based on the comments tied your IP address, you seem to be regularly misinformed about me. Feel free to shoot me an email if you need to clear anything up.