Kamloops This Week hires three laid-off reporters from defunct competitor
Kamloops This Week has hired three reporters who were laid off last week by its competitor, Kamloops Daily News, which is shutting down.
By Tamara Baluja, Associate Editor
Kamloops This Week has hired three reporters who were laid off last week by its competitor, Kamloops Daily News (KDN), which announced last week that it was shutting down.
Cam Fortems, Catherine Litt and Adam Williams have joined Kamloops This Week, said the newspaper’s associate editor Dale Bass.
“We received many resumes from staff at KDN and from other locations,” Bass told J-Source in an email. “Interviews were prioritized and held on Friday and, after the first few interviews, a decision was made on who we wanted to hire and each [one of the hires] comes to us from KDN.”[node:ad]
Kamloops This Week said it was increasing its publishing frequency from twice a week to three times a week.
*Photo illustration courtesy of Eric Mark Do
— Tyler Olsen (@ty_olsen) January 13, 2014
Related content on J-Source:
- Layoffs announced at Postmedia and The Globe and Mail
- Kamloops This Week increases publishing frequency after competitor announces closure
- Kamloops Daily News shutting down after more than 80 years