Word is out that the Philadelphia Enquirer has halved its music staff.
David Patrick Stearns is leaving after 17 years. He has taken a buyout.
He writes: ‘I’ve seen this day coming for years – that’s one reason why I moved back to my old, 1990s home in Brooklyn two years ago and have been commuting to Philadelphia ever since. Losing a job of 17 years is tough, and on when it happened I wanted to be among my home community.’
Peter Dobrin remains.