….comes word that Hartford Courant/FoxCT #2 guy, Jeff Levine, is leaving the building.
Here’s the memo that went out this morning from Publisher Rich Graziano:
The past year has brought extraordinary change to our company and we continue our proactive strategy of looking for efficiencies, moving with deliberate speed and prompt decision making. I want to let you know that as part of this strategy, we have eliminated the position of senior vice president, director of content held by Jeff Levine.
Naedine Hazell, Coleen Marren, Andrew Julien and the digital platform manager (to be filled) will report directly to me.
Jeff’s last day will be Friday, Oct. 1. Please join me in thanking Jeff for his hard work over the last year. We wish him well.
On Thursday afternoon, I will be holding a meeting with the newsroom to address concerns and questions in regard to this change.
From the Courant Alumni site:
Levine came from the Sun-Sentinel, a sister paper in Fort Lauderdale, and was given oversight of the Courant and Fox61 newsrooms about two years ago. Shortly thereafter he presided over the dismissal of Courant Managing Editor Bobbie Roessner and the resignation of her boss, Editor Cliff Teutsch. That was only the high-water mark of an era of fear, loathing, layoffs, losses and more fear as the television side of the business moved in and began to dominate the Courant newsroom.
More details from Courant alum George Gombossy.
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