Mountain Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd has resigned her post at Asheville’s alternative news weekly. A full one third if the Mountain Xpress staff has either resigned or been fired over the past two months. Here’s the background:
I’ve received word that more employees are leaving the Mountain Xpress, Asheville’s alternative news weekly. This follows a wave of earlier defections. thus appears to be a full-on mass exodus now. The latest:
Who’s gone or in the process of leaving? Here’s the list: Arts and entertainment editor Rebecca Sulock; food writer Emily Patrick; assistant editor Jay Bartell; ad design and pre-press coordinatorJohn Zara; art and design manager Carrie Lare; and graphic designer Sarah Riddle. These are all key positions.
More as I get it.