It’s a much leaner era at La Opinión, which has undergone aggressive downsizing over the past five years.
This week, additional cuts in the editorial staff of Los Angeles’ Spanish-language daily saw the exit of two of its longtime journalists.
Henrik Rehbinder, who had been at La Opinión for 30 years, most recently as its editorial page editor, is no longer a full-time employee of the paper or its parent company impreMedia.
Henrik will remain connected to La Opinión, but as a freelancer, contributing articles and opinion pieces.
Josep Parera, the paper’s entertainment editor, also exited the company. He had been at La Opinión since 2006, starting out as a reporter and becoming the entertainment editor in 2011.
Henrik and Josep’s last day was May 31.
impreMedia has implemented company-wide cuts in an effort to combat losses in its print publications, which have experienced significant audience and circulation erosion.
The reductions aren’t strictly attributed to layoffs. In an atmosphere of continuous downsizing, several employees have recently left the company in search of a more “stable” environment.