Seeley out at WSJ amid newsroom cuts
John Seeley has been let go from his job at The Wall Street Journal, where he was founding editor of the paper’s metro section, Greater New York, reports Joe Pompeo of Capital New York.
Pompeo writes, “One insider speculated the paper is making ‘strategic trims to free up money for hires’ as it heads into a new fiscal year on July 1.
“A Journal spokesperson said the paper has been ‘evaluating many areas of the newsroom’ in recent weeks. ‘As a result we will be eliminating certain positions.’
“For awhile, the section was seen as an also-ran, but it has gained traction over the past couple of years thanks to its coverage of blockbuster stories like Hurricane Sandy and Bridgegate.”
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