A couple of days ago I mentioned that Kenton Williston had his contract cancelled to edit the DSP DesignLine at the EE Times supersite. What I didn't know, until today, is that all of the editors of the DesignLines were dismissed.
The DL program was manned by freelancers, including Kenton, Clive Maxfield, and Gabe Moretti, but the work on those pages is now to be brought in house completely. We can probably expect some significant changes in the format and content, but I am assuming that with Patrick Mannion taking charge, there will be some redesign of Techonline as well.
This is significant because the DesignLines had become not only a repository of contributed content, but for ongoing coverage of certain niches, like DSPs and EDA. Without those freelancers the electronics industries has lost more than a dozen journalists to take meetings and receive news releases.
New Tech Press is looking better all the time.