Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Connecticut Paper Loses Two Top Editors to Buyouts

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Connecticut Paper Loses Two Top Editors to Buyouts

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The Day in New London, Conn. will lose its executive editor and editorial page editor, along with 16 other employees, who took buyouts this week, the paper reported Tuesday.

The Day, which is among a handful of daily papers that operate essentially as non-profits, disclosed that Executive Editor Lance C. Johnson and Editorial Page Editor Morgan McGinley were among 18 employees who took the buyout package offered in January. The paper reported that those included workers in the advertising, circulation, production and administrative departments.

"The flood of journalism awards that come to The Day every year are testimony to the quality of leadership provided by these two outstanding newspapermen," Gary Farrugia, editor and publisher, said in Tuesday's paper. "Lance and Morgan have distinguished both themselves and this newspaper through decades of overseeing The Day's newsroom and its Opinion pages."

In addition to Johnson and McGinley, Farrugia said that longtime Deputy Editorial Page Editor Greg Stone would retire. …

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