Steve Smith, the editor of the Spokane, Wash. Spokesman-Review
, has some ugly work ahead of him. He's been directed by Cowles Media, the company that owns his paper, to lay some staff off.
Company-wide, the cuts may be as large as 30 people.
"These cuts will mean a lesser paper," he said in a memo to staff. "Some things we do now, important things, will be eliminated. Our readers will notice."