How Newspaper Cuts Affect GLBT Coverage

Apparently backtracking on an October statement that some 3,000 layoffs will not affect USA Today, the newspaper conglomerate Gannett, which publishes 86 different titles, is slashing some 2,000 new jobs. Of note to Queerty readers, San Francisco-based reporter Janet Kornblum is said to have been axed. Kornblum is the byline attached to USA Today‘s recent GLBT coverage, including the California Prop 8 protests and their planning, the lawsuits hoping to invalidate the amendment, and the death of then-newly married gay activist Del Martin. GLAAD has recognized Kornblum’s work as among the best in national news coverage of gay issues.