Economic realities have compelled the Las Vegas Review-Journal to make some restructuring decisions, newspaper officials said Tuesday. Five newsroom positions were eliminated, as were five production and two administrative positions.
As part of this restructuring, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has discontinued the four-member special projects team. The newspaper, however, will continue its emphasis on investigative reporting through local news, business, sports and features desks.
"We lost some talented and dedicated professionals today," said Michael Hengel, editor. "Work-force reductions are never easy. As part of our move to new technologies and approaches to news gathering, we are reallocating resources and cultivating new ways to serve our readers. Today’s moves were part of that process.
"We are committed to investigative reporting. We’ll need to do some retooling in order to honor our commitment to address the important issues in Southern Nevada."