The Portland Tribune
is downsizing again. Last year, the paper reduced
its publication frequency from twice a week to once a week. Now, it will shrink from two sections to one.
As a result, feature writers Anne Marie DiStefano and Randall Barton have been laid off and sportswriter Jason Vondersmith will move to news.
Managing Editor Todd Murphy resigned amid the shifts, effective July 24. Murphy decline to comment on others but says the decision to resign was his choice.
"We had to make some other changes at the paper and I just thought it was time for me to leave," says Murphy, who was part of the dwindling team that Tribune
owner Bob Pamplin hired to launch
the paper in January 2001.
Photo of Bob Pamplin courtesy of Pamplin.org