The Edmonton Sun newsroom has experienced an almost 100% turnover in the past four years, notes a TSF reader.
Many of the troop movements have been in the past year as the 33-year-old tabloid lost its seasoned reporters, columnists and photographers to other media and other walks of life.
Our TSF Edmonton Sun losses count was -13 a few months ago when TSF feeds went quiet. We figured the last of our sources were out the door.
But a former staffer is keeping an eye on the tabloid for us and in his update this week says legislature beat reporter Frank Landry, "a Winnipeg Sun transplant who also served as Edmonton's city hall reporter, has quietly given his two-weeks notice and will begin a communications job with a post-secondary institution sometime next month."
Also - the Edmonton paper continues to be unable to fill the EIC position vacated by Graham Dalziel over six months ago. Word is no one's even applying.
"Basically, over the last four years the Edmonton newsroom has seen almost 100% turnover, save for Winnipeg transplant Cary Castagna, who remains a fitness columnist and night editor, and Max Maudie, former reporter who moved to the web side a few years ago."
Thanks for the update.