From our Long Goodbye desk
More bloodletting at the Boston Herald as its hedge-fund overlords once again go Grim Reaper on the scrawny local tabloid.
Two high profile layoffs yesterday: 20-year veteran Jessica Heslam and recently hired Bruins beat gal Marisa Ingemi.
Heslam’s Facebook post:
Ingemi’s Twitter post:
Nik DeCosta-Klipa has more at boston.com.
The already-shrinking Boston Herald is among the many newspapers feeling the toll of the coronavirus outbreak.
In the midst of the pandemic, at least a half dozen Herald employees said they were laid off Thursday, as the the paper’s parent company reportedly moves to cut staff at outlets across the country. The layoffs at the Herald included columnists Jessica Heslam and Adriana Cohen, as well as longtime sportswriter John “Jocko” Connolly and Boston Bruins reporter Marisa Ingemi.
We’ll pass over in silence the one name above who likely will not be missed by many, but any loss of newspaper jobs is lamentable. Meanwhile, the bean counters continue to make the Boston Herald a shell of its former self.