“It's official...I got laid off today. I have had a fulltime daily newspaper job since I graduated in 1969 at some top big city metros in Kansas City, Akron, Detroit, Seattle and Orange County. It was a good run.”
John and wife Rebecca Allen live in Lakewood, California. He has had a distinguished newspaper career including probably a decade of reporting on the May, 1970 shootings at Kent State for which the Beacon Journal won a Pulitzer prize.
His layoff was not unexpeced. Reports on this blog since 2007 have reported on layoffs and bankruptcy at the newspaper.
John's email address is