Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse, who was editor in Broward for five years preceding Barton, will again take over editing chores, with BPB’s Deirdra Funcheon staying on as managing editor. However it’s unclear, with the exception of an editorial administrator who was also let go, whether other members of the BPB editorial staff will be retained. No changes have been made to Miami’s staff, only minor adjustments to duties, according to Strouse. “The product will be the same,” Strouse said of the Broward edition. “It’s a great paper and we hope to make it even better.”
The remaining Broward writers and editors will move south to share a headquarters with the Miami paper, while the marketing staff will remain stationed at a Broward location.
Salty Eggs has had clashes with Barton in the past, in part because of the sexist bent of certain blog posts and also because of his threats to blacklist New Times freelancers who also made contributions to Salty Eggs.
Ironically, Barton will now be looking for freelance work, according to his Facebook page. Perhaps he’ll take us up on our standing offer to consider his freelance submissions? If not, Salty Eggs still wishes Barton the best in his future endeavors.