Chicago Tribune reporter is laid off, still shows up to represent paper on TV show

Time Out Chicago | Crain's Chicago Business

Business reporter Bruce Japsen was laid off on Thursday after 13 years at the Tribune, but still showed up at Chicago public TV studios later in the day to represent the paper for a week-in-review discussion. “I went on because I’m a pro, and I think those people are pros,” he says. “That’s what you’re supposed to do.” Last month the Tribune said it was going to hire more reporters for its "enhanced" product.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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