I just got off the phone with Chris Jennewein, until recently VP of Internet operations at Union-Tribune Publishing Co., where he led Web projects like its SignOn San Diego-associated radio site. Chris and two close colleagues at the paper’s Internet operation, Ron James and Jim Drummond, were laid off around a week ago.
Jennewein stressed he left “amicably” and “appreciates the opportunities I’ve had to develop innovative online products” for the newspaper firm. He said the company is “consolidating print and Internet operations.”
He said he sees the change as “a chance to explore opportunities in online news and Internet media,” noting his next gig could be at a more established company or a startup. Or, he may start something on his own. “It’s only been a week,” he reminded me.