And then comes the bad news

It figures that I post something positive about journalism and it comes back to bite.

The Columbia State newspaper, owned by McClatchy, announced they were cutting 12 newsroom jobs on Monday. Among the layoffs was a sports reporter who worked with me here at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal … someone I consider a friend, though not a close one.

My friend is very good at his job. And he has a wife and children to take care of. And you might think the first statement would ensure the second one is a mere formality.

But in this business that’s not so. My thoughts and prayers are with him.

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