Athens, GA (Dec 11, 2007) - Apparently, it looks like too many people in one area have taken Gannett's offer of voluntary buyouts at USA Today. Among the departing are four veteran sportswriters who provide all of the NBA Coverage for USA Today. In the December 8, 2007 issue of Journal-isms, published by the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, Richard Price writes:
Four veteran black sports journalists are taking a voluntary buyout offered at USA Today, wiping out its NBA coverage team, the USA Today staffers told Journal-isms on Saturday.You can read the full column on the Journal-isms web site.
The four are: Lee Ivory, a deputy managing editor who formerly headed the USA Today Baseball (later Sports) Weekly; Roscoe Nance and David DuPree, who cover the NBA; and Chuck Johnson, a boxing writer who occasionally covers the NBA and the NFL.