Per the story: Waltz did not say that she felt any pressure to leave. But, considering the prospects for changes in high management this year, she said she "raised her hand," volunteering with her resignation.
Translation: She was gonna get fired anyway.
That alone doesn't necessarily tell us that the wheels are coming off the Trib bus. But there is a certain totality of circumstances that suggests it is so. First, there was Zell coming to Orlando, and telling a photographer that people like puppy stories, so they better goddamn well get used to it. Oh yeah, and Fuck you.
Then this, which I saw yesterday. Turns out ole' Sam, who came in promising journalistic integrity and all sorts of other shit he didn't understand, is about to cut 500 jobs from his company, including 150 at the LA Times (about a third of which will come from editorial). Here's the email he sent, in total. Read carefully:
Just to make sure you caught that: "I have discussed with many of you our mutual concern about the cyclical eroding of content quality to meet budgets manufactured in the corporate office. I promise you, in time, we will end that downward spiral."
In other words: Expect quality Ã¯Â¿Â½ eventually.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.