Photographers Rick Guy and Greg Jensen retired Friday as well. Big bad Gannett came in and did the early retirement hustle: take this package and go home or take your chances and wait for a possible layoff one day that will not be anywhere near as sweet as this deal. Thus the state newspaper got rid of two of its three photographers in one week. Joe Ellis is now the only photographer on-staff- unless one counts every infobabe and infodude on Congress Street as "content creators" who know how to take pictures with an iphone.
The Clarion-Ledger has named new editors over digital operations and sports.
David Bean, who has served as sports editor since this spring, is taking over digital operations for ClarionLedger.com.
Hugh Kellenberger, who became a columnist after serving for three years as a sports beat writer at The Clarion-Ledger, is now the new sports editor.
"David and Hugh are talented member of our staff, and it thrills me to be able to make these big changes from within our staff," said Executive Editor Sam R. Hall.
Bean will oversee special digital projects, long-term planning, analytics and digital enterprise reporting.
"We have been a digital leader within Gannett for several years. We have several important projects coming up, and we need someone with David's experience, skills and ideas to take command of them," Hall said.
The digital position has been open since Hall vacated it to become executive editor. Bean was originally tapped to take it over, but he instead took the reigns of the sports department during a reorganization.....
However, the Clarion-Ledger posted this "help wanted" notice on its website last week.
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