Globe buyouts end, anonymously

Twenty-three buyouts and no layoffs. That's the gist of an email from Globe editor Marty Baron, on the culmination of the paper's latest buyout offer, that was posted on Romenesko earlier today.

Citing privacy concerns, Baron declines to identify the buyout recipients. "While some of you may wish to see a list of those taking the buyout," he writes, "I have chosen not to release one out of respect for employees who prefer not to have their names widely disseminated."

This is an interesting approach: sensitive to the employees in question, but less sensitive to the readers who may be wondering which of their favorite writers might be leaving.

Some names have already been revealed, of course. But if--in the coming days--the paper found a way to let readers know which other marquee figures are exiting, it would be a nice show of respect for the reading public.

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