Editors Take Big Hits in Arizona Republic Layoffs

The latest round of layoffs at the Arizona Republic includes numerous editors and photographers, sources in the know tell New Times.

Here's a partial list of those who got the axe, according to the latest scuttlebutt. (Please let us know if anything is incorrect!):

Jeff Dozbaba
news operations editor

Dan Shearer
senior editor

Jim Fickess
Gilbert Republic editor

Jim Gold
Scottsdale Republic editor

John Leach
digital media editor

Joe Garcia
community conversation editor

Jason Skoda
sports reporter

Sharon Yep
copy editor

Randy Reid

Elizabeth Tompkins
photo-video coordinator

Kate Nolan
Scottsdale reporter

Dennis Godfrey
copy editor

Laurie Merrill
online producer

Mark Lipczynski

Russell Gates
East Valley photo coordinator

Craig Kurtz

Rose Tring
News-by-you producer

Sherrie Buzby
East Valley photographer/videographer

Kristina Justin
content manager

Nothing but bad news in the media these days...

Our sympathies to those who lost their jobs -- and to the public, as the shrinking state-paper-of-record offers its readers fewer interesting and thoroughly reported articles. -- Ray Stern


UPDATE: Zonie Report names some other layoff victims: reporters Bob Golfen and John Davis (commenter below says Davis wasn't cut), editor Karen Outland and copy editor Jason Owsley.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.