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Jul 16, 2008 12:15 PM

Orlando-No more Scott Joseph

Just heard Scott Joseph was laid off from the Sentinel. Love him or hate him, it's a loss.

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  1. Wow - this is really sad to hear.

    While I didnt necessarily agree with him all the time, it's even more sad to see the degradation in quality of the Sentinel and all of the Tribune Company newspapers. Most recently the editor in chief of the LA Times stepped down after the Times (courtesy of Sam Zell) downsized much of its staff.

    Scott Joseph was one of the highlights of reading the Sentinel - I really think there is little left to salvage.

    1. are they replacing him, or just not having a food critic? the sentinel sucks hard, but it was nice getting his opinion on restaurants.

      1. I just heard that too. It's a trend of old-school media. They're all cutting costs wherever they can. I personally think they could have cut any number of other reporters instead...

        1. that's really sad to hear---definitely enjoyed his column. is this really true???

          1. restaurant reviews are a huge profit center for publications -- I can't believe the Sentinel would stop running them altogether.

            Scott was there for 20 years, and was probably making a nice salary. More likely they're replacing him with someone they can pay less.

            A very sad trend, not just for newspapers but for all businesses. How can anyone feel secure in his job?