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OC Register lays off investigative business reporter Campbell

January 16, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Ronald Campbell, an investigative business reporter at the Orange County Register who has been at the paper for more than 26 years, was laid off on Thursday.

In a message on Facebook, Campbell wrote:

I was laid off today from the Orange County Register, along with 35 or so other people. Many of them, like me, had been there for years. Time for another chapter.

Campbell was a member of the Register’s investigative team, assigned to data journalism and business. He started the paper’s program in computer-assisted reporting. He’s written stories on topics ranging from immigration to profiteering in the sale of human cadavers to investment fraud and charity.

Campbell joined The Register in April 1986. Before that, he worked at the Bakersfield California and the Daily Republic. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University.

Campbell has won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, as well as awards from the National Education Writers and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

There were no layoffs on the Register’s business news desk, according to a newsroom source.

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