Birmingham News kills column about paper's buyouts

Poynter Online
John Archibald (left) says he was "angry" after editor Tom Scarritt killed his column, and took a few days off. (The piece notes that the paper has lost more than 500 years of reporting experience since the first buyouts were offered in 2008.) "The first thing [Scarritt] told me when I got this job was [that] my job was to make him uncomfortable ... I do think he's let me do my thing until now. I don't think it was a good call, but I understand the pressures he's under."

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