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Indian American editor resigns hoping to save jobs of others

Peter Bhatia, the vice president and editor of the Detroit Free Press, has resigned, Crain’s Detroit reports. Bhatia hopes his resignation will save others’ jobs amidst massive layoffs.

Bhatia announced he was stepping down on Friday.

“We’re in a difficult period economically,” Bhatia told the Free Press. “The company is going through a layoff process, and I essentially made the decision to lay myself off in the interest of saving other jobs.”

Bhatia is a multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning editor who joined the Free Press in 2017. He had previously served as editor and vice president of the Cincinnati Enquirer and cincinnati.com for two years.

The journalist’s decision to sacrifice his job for others comes as no surprise to some of his colleagues.

“(Bhatia’s) compensation will lessen the need for other people to go and to help get their target cut,” M.L. Elrick, the On Guard columnist for the Free Press, told The Detroit News. “There’s been a lot of uncertainty and anxiety, but I don’t think anyone was surprised Peter would do something noble like this. He really is the reason a lot of us are working there.”

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