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Janet Hasson Fires Caryn McBride
Posted August 7th, 2013

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The Rockland County Times has learned that Rockland County Chief Editor Caryn McBride is among the casualties of the recent purge of 17 journalists  and 26 total staffers at the Gannett-owned Journal News newspaper.

McBride gained fame earlier this year for her involvement in the Journal News gun map fiasco. Police reports indicated McBride had called the Clarkstown Police Department to notify them of torrents of angry phone calls and letters the newspaper received following the publication of the map.

The Rockland editor said she felt threatened by the complaints, but local police did not agree a credible threat against the safety of employees of the newspaper existed. Unsatisfied, McBride and other executives decided to hire armed guards to protect their property, causing an uproar due to the perceived hypocrisy of the avowed anti-gun editors hiring gun-toting men.

The decision to lay off McBride was made by Journal News Publisher and CEO Janet Hasson. The fate of  Editor-in-Chief CynDee Royle and other editors that approved the gun map have not been made public. McBride had been with the newspaper approximately three years.

Layoffs took place company-wide for the Journal News parent Gannett. There is no indication the gun map played a role in the layoffs, however the controversy may have had an effect on the Journal News’ bottom line as multitudes of subscribers bailed on the daily paper.

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  8. [...] Rolling through the blogs I read, I found this nugget at Cemetery’ s Gun Blob.  It seems that the Chief Editor, Caryn McBride, has been canned along with 26 other members of the Rockland County Times staff.  McBide had recently been involved with the interactive map of gun owners that drew quite a bit of attention.  Seems she called police after getting angry emails and calls from those who didn’t like the map the paper posted, according to this article. [...]

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  17. [...] Wednesday, Journal News competitor the Rockland County Times reported that an editor involved in the story and over two dozen others had been laid off as part of a [...]

  18. [...] One of the editors involved in publishing “gun maps” in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting massacre was recently laid off by Journal News, along with dozens of other staff, according to the Rockland Times. [...]

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