You read that right: not firing, but hiring.
After Freedom Communications was purchased in June by East Coaster Aaron Kushner and his business partners, he began ramping up the staff at its flagship paper, the Orange County Register. Some 20 newsroom positions are being added, for writers and editors of all stripes.
It seemed like a bummer when the same wasn't happening here, as its the same ownership. But late last week the Gazette posted openings for a Broncos and Rockies sports columnist, an investigative reporter, a preps-sports reporter, a business journalist and somebody to report on religion.
It's something of an unexpected development, but then again, with the announcement of new publisher Dan Steever, it seems that change is the name of the game on Prospect Street. Look for more on this in Wednesday's Independent.