"Based on your requests for more in-depth local coverage, we will assign specific teams to our communities -- including reporters who specialize in schools, government and community affairs, and investigative reporting."
That could mean a substantial redeployment of the Local news operation that will somehow happen in addition to the layoffs. Will this change of assignment affect how the layoffs will be done? Maybe editors have been told what this will look like. I'm not aware that the reporting staff has been informed.