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March 26, 2009

Job cuts planned for N.Y. Times, Washington Post

New York Times Co. will eliminate 100 jobs on the business side of its flagship paper and cut employee pay by 5% over the next nine months in exchange for 10 days of leave.
The 5% reduction in pay will affect staffers at the Times, the Boston Globe, Boston.com and the company’s corporate unit.

Washington Post said it plans to offer buyouts to employees this year at the paper, affecting workers in its newsroom, production and circulation areas, as well as a small number of positions in the advertising and information-technology departments.

Source: MarketWatch

March 16, 2009

Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper will produce its last printed edition on Tuesday and become an Internet-only news source, the Hearst Corporation said on Monday, making it by far the largest American newspaper to take that leap.

But the P-I, as it is called, will resemble a local Huffington Post more than a traditional newspaper, with a news staff of about 20 people rather than the 165 it has had, and a site consisting mostly of commentary, advice and links to other news sites, along with some original reporting.

Source: The New York Times

February 25, 2009

The Gazette Co. in Iowa to cut 100 jobs

The Gazette Co., which includes Gazette Communications, The Gazette newspaper and KCRG-TV, announced that it is eliminating about 100 jobs as part of a companywide reorganization.

In a separate blog, Gazette Editor Steve Buttry said he laid off 13 people Tuesday. The company employed 600 people at the time of last year’s flooding.

Source: AP, CNBC

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February 24, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle to cut jobs, might close

According to Reuters: “Hearst Corp will lay off a “significant” number of jobs at the money-losing San Francisco Chronicle, and may shut the daily paper if it cannot cut costs within weeks.”

The paper employs 275 news staff. It is unknown how many employees it has in total. The paper is the 12th largest in the United States, according to the U.S. Audit Bureau of Circulations

January 30, 2009

Los Angeles Times to Cut 300 Jobs, 70 in Newsroom

According to Bloomberg: “Bankrupt Tribune Co.’s Los Angeles Times newspaper will cut about 10 percent of its 3,000 employees, including 70 newsroom positions, as part of a reorganization that includes eliminating a standalone local news section.

Publisher Eddy Hartenstein announced the reductions today in a memo to employees. He didn’t provide specifics on how the job cuts will be implemented or when. “

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