Three today. However this time out, the body count at the Kansas City Star is exiting on a voluntary basis.
Long missing TV critic Aaron Barnhart bit the dust (officially) earlier today. Followed by copy editor Pamela Spencer.
And now, the biggest fish of all to fall – in summer shocker – Ink magazine editor Jocelyn Jacobson.The popular former FYI fashion and house and home editor was forced this past spring into taking Laurie Mansfield‘s old job running Ink after Mansfield snagged longtime FYI editor Mary Lou Nolan‘s position running FYI and features.
“Jocelyn didn’t want Ink and she told them that from the get-go but she was forced into it anyway,” says one Star staffer. “Ink just wasn’t her thing.”
Next stop for Jacobson: another embattled Kansas City institution, Sprint.
“I think it’s a loss,” says the staffer. “I mean, Jocelyn’s a good employee and a workaholic. But she’s not a Laurie Mansfield. It’s bad management, it was a bad management decision. You don’t take a good employee and make them miserable.
“To take somebody like Jocelyn and stick them in Ink – it just wasn’t good for her. She hated it. She was miserable. And so it was like, why stay here and be miserable? She’s so kind and so sweet – she’s not a job hopper.”