St. Louis Post-Dispatch art critic David Bonetti is taking a "voluntary layoff." The paper laid off four newsroom employees two weeks ago. Bonetti's departure should allow one of those employees to return to work. Deputy managing editor for features Christy Bertelson announced her retirement on Aug. 19. Bonetti's last day will be Friday; he will not be replaced.
Speaking of the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Magazine editor Stephen Schenkenberg sent me a copy of the story his magazine did in June on the future of the St. Louis newspaper. It's an interesting read if you have few minutes.