Dutchess Beat: Unknown

Posted 04.28.13 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Owner: Ulster Publishing Inc.
Effective: December 2008

The 13-year-old weekly paper closed.
Sources: Paper Cuts tip; Times Herald-Record

The Explorer: 1

Posted 07.16.11 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tucson, Ariz.
Owner: Thirteenth Street Media
Effective: Oct. 23, 2008

The sports editor was laid off. “We’re going to try to absorb the duties as well as we can,” editor/publisher Dave Perry told the Tucson Weekly. “Several of us, including myself, have sportswriting experience. We have someone who’s working on a freelance basis.”

Perry said the paper has “absorbed two more positions” — it is unclear if the second “absorbed” position was a layoff or an open position that was eliminated. Do you know? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Tucson Weekly via Paper Cuts tip

Wrightstown Post-Gazette and Denmark Press: Unknown

Posted 11.09.10 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Wrightstown and Denmark, Wis.
Owner: Gannett Co. Inc.
Effective: Dec. 17, 2008

The weekly papers have closed: The Post-Gazette’s final edition was Dec. 12; the Press’ final edition was Dec. 17.
Source: The Post-Crescent

Rumbo de San Antonio and Rumbo del Valle: 8

Posted 02.17.10 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

San Antonio, Texas; McAllen, Texas
Owners: ImpreMedia LLC
Effective: Oct. 8, 2008

The Spanish-language papers closed in 2008. Once a four-newspaper chain of dailies, Rumbo had more than 100 employees at its peak. In four years, the paper suffered four rounds of layoffs, and switched from a daily to a three-times-a-week tabloid, then a weekly. Rumbo de Austin was the first to close in 2006. Rumbo de Houston is the only survivor.
Source: San Antonio Current

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Watertown Daily Times: 1

Posted 07.20.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Watertown, Wis.
Owner: Johnson Newspaper Corp.
Effective: June 2008

1 employee was laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Lee’s Summit Journal: 3

Posted 07.16.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Effective: June 27, 2008

The editor, a design editor/writer and a receptionist/sales person were laid off. An open position also was eliminated.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Courier-Express: 4

Posted 06.02.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

DuBois, Penn.
Owner: McLean Publishing Co
Effective: 2008

Publisher Denny Bonavita said 1 full-time ad salesperson and 3 part-time employees (an accounting clerk, clerk-typist and news reporter) were laid off. An open city editor position was not filled.
Source: Publisher Denny Bonavita

Chicago Tribune: 53 *

Posted 04.18.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: April 22, 2009

20 percent of the newsroom staff will be laid off. A year ago, the paper had 480 newsroom employees.
53 newsroom employees were laid off. The layoffs came the same day Tribune Co. asked the bankruptcy court to approve $13 million in bonuses to 700 managers.
Sources: Chicago Tribune; Paper Cuts tip; Crain’s Chicago

* Updated April 22, 2009, with the number of layoffs.

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The Indianapolis Star: 104

Posted 04.18.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Owner: Gannett Co. Inc.
Effective: 2008

Source: Indianapolis Business Journal

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Whitman Times: Unknown

Posted 04.06.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Whitman, Mass.
Owner: GateHouse Media Inc.
Effective: April 30, 2009

The weekly paper will close.
Source: The Enterprise via Fading to Black

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