PHILADELPHIA — He wrote and rewrote the memo.
Stan Wischnowski, executive editor of the Philadelphia Media Network, knew he had to get the tone right.
His managers and editors already went through two phases of reapplications for their jobs. Now, it was the rest of the newsroom’s turn. The idea of posting more than 200 jobs felt daunting.
At 4:16 p.m. on May 4, Wischnowski hit “send.”
In the newsroom, everyone knew it was coming.
Still, when that email landed in the inboxes of 201 Philadelphia journalists, there were mixed feelings.