Yesterday's layoffs follow the plan Sports Media Group President Tom Beusse announced in March, one that's already led to sweeping management changes at the top of the masthead -- starting with Editor-in-Chief Dave Morgan's taking full control.
Yesterday's shakeup is much-discussed on the forum at the Sports Journalists site, where one member wrote: "Some really surprising people are departing USA Today as Morgan swings his ax. Yikes."
USAT hasn't disclosed these changes to its readers -- at least, not in its media news section, anyway.
Earlier: In challenge to "founders," Beusse marshals team of outsiders.