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The Toronto Star has more than layoff issues these days. This morning an unknown Star editor sent Torontoist a copy edited version of publisher John Cruickshank’s memo, headlined, “Why the Star needs its own editors.” The red pen is merciless, but that the memo fails to follow the Star‘s own style guide—well, maybe the paper should hold off on that outsourcing for a little longer.

Note: It is unknown whether this is the work of a verified Star editor. According to Torontoist, the memo was sent “by a self-described ‘intermediary who was asked to send this for a friend who works at the Star’ this morning; it’s, allegedly, ‘the work of a Star editor.'”


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Rodney Barnes was the Blog Editor for the Spring 2010 issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.

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