Angie Muhs, editor of The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Illinois) has resigned in part with the aim of preventing layoffs at the paper, according to a staff writer, the Illinois Times reports

GateHouse Media owns The State Journal-Register. “I think her hope was, by not having her salary to pay, her hope would be that there would be no layoffs,” said staff writer Dean Olsen. Muhs had been with the paper for five years.

As Muhs was accompanied out of the paper by the paper’s general manager after resigning on May 10, staff of the State Journal-Register newsroom went outside with her in a show of support. 

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