Bercovici writes, “A spokeswoman confirms it, but declines to say how many jobs have been eliminated as a result, or whether San Francisco bureau chief Mike Goodman will be staying with the company; one source says he will.
“‘We’ve made the decision to close that office,’ said the spokeswoman. ‘But we are nonetheless going to maintain an ad sales presence out there and we expect at least some of the reporters in that office will continue to contribute to our network of sites.’
“The spokeswoman added that the decision was consistent with the discussion during the company’s third-quarter earnings call of the need for belt-tightening measures. ‘This is really part of an overall effort we talked about and it shouldn’t be too surprising given the environment that we’re in and the unprecedented times that we’re in that we’re taking a hard look at our costs.'”
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