This letter comes from Brent Hopkins, who left the Los Angeles Daily News (with several other editorial employees last week).
Brent will be moving on to a career in law enforcement. Here’s (most of) his letter to friends and colleagues:
As many of you have heard, we’ve had a hard round of layoffs at the
Daily News today. I took a voluntary buyout and will be moving on,
leaving fond memories and many good friends, both at the paper and in
the community. It’s been a pleasure getting to know many of you and
working with you over the years and I hope you’ll keep in touch.
If you need to get ahold of the Daily News, try my editor, Aron
Miller, (snip) or the (snip) general city desk at 818-713-3707.
I’ll be leaving the industry for an entirely new career with the LAPD.
While I’ll miss my colleagues and my work here, I’m excited to be
starting something new with an equally dedicated bunch of people.
Thanks a bunch and stay in touch,
(former) reporter, LA Daily News