Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The Buzz: Politics Still Matters
The Sacramento Bee's Capitol Bureau in Sacramento is, apparently, not going to be hit by the latest round of buyouts announced by the newspaper.
On Monday, the paper declared that buyouts would be offered to 200 of the 240 full-time news staffers. Editor Melanie Sill told the Bee's Dale Kasler that the paper would focus on "the most important areas of coverage." What that means exactly becomes more apparent as the buyout details circulate. The Capitol Bureau, with 12 or so staffers, is still seen as utterly fundamental to the paper's identity as the place to go for all things political. So, for now, the bureau remains intact.