St. Augustine Record: 2

Posted 08.31.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Augustine, Fla.
Owner: Morris Communications Inc.
Effective: Aug. 31, 2011

A reporter and a designer/copy editor were laid off.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips

The Oakland Press: 3

Posted 08.31.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Pontiac, Mich.
Owner: Journal Register Co.
Effective: Aug. 17, 2011

At least two editors and a photographer were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Metro Times; Paper Cuts tip

The News-Herald: Unknown

Posted 08.31.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Southgate, Mich.
Owner: Journal Register Co.
Effective: Aug. 17, 2011

Three editors “among others” were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Metro Times via Paper Cuts tip

The Times-Picayune: Unknown

Posted 08.29.11 • 2009 layoffs, 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New Orleans
Owner: Advance Publications
Effective: October 2011

Buyouts are being offered; a target number has not been released. Employees have until October to apply for the buyout, and are being offered two weeks of pay for every year worked. In 2009, 28 employees accepted buyout offers.
Source: Gambit via Paper Cuts tip; Paper Cuts tips

Miami Herald: 13 *

Posted 08.29.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Miami
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Effective: Aug. 29, 2011

Thirteen employees were laid off, and 20 open positions were eliminated. Remaining full-time employees will be required to take a weeklong unpaid furlough by the end of the year. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: CBS Miami via Paper Cuts tips

Update: At least four newsroom employees were laid off: Two from sports, one photographer and an entertainment reporter/clerk. (09.06.11)
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Florida Times-Union: 39 *

Posted 08.29.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Jacksonville, Fla.
Owner: Morris Communications Inc.
Effective: Aug. 29, 2011

Thirty-nine employees — 9.5 percent of the paper’s workforce — will be laid off. Eight open positions also will be eliminated. “Based on our projected 2012 revenue, we have determined what our expenses need to be moving forward,” publisher Lucy Talley wrote in a memo to employees. “Unfortunately, there will be job eliminations. We will also be reviewing operational costs including newsprint consumption.”
Source: The Florida Times-Union via Paper Cuts tips

Update: Layoffs began Aug. 29 and have continued over the next two days. While 9.5 of the paper’s workforce will be laid off, the bulk of those layoffs will be from the newsroom: 30 percent of the newsroom will be laid off. (08.31.11)
Sources: Paper Cuts tips

Suburban Journals of St. Louis: 20 *

Posted 08.24.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: Aug. 24, 2011

At least 19 employees were laid off. The Riverfront Times reports “some 23″ jobs were cut — employees were called at home after work Tuesday night and notified they were laid off. Some open positions also were eliminated, so it’s possible both figures are correct. Several Suburban Journals editions will be eliminated on Sept. 7, including Jefferson County and North County in Missouri and Monroe County and St. Clair County in Illinois. “Focusing more on digital news delivery in some areas frees us from the weekly print cycle and allows us to continue providing the best community coverage available to the greater St. Louis area,” Publisher Dave Bundy said in a story on the Suburban Journal website. Bundy has not publicly addressed or acknowledged the layoffs.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Riverfront Times; Suburban Journals

Update: In a press release, Publisher David Bundy said 20 positions were eliminated. (08.24.11)
Source: Riverfront Times

Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times-Star, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, West County Times, Contra Costa Times, San Ramon Valley Times, East County Times, Tri-Valley Herald, San Joaquin Herald: 120 *

Posted 08.24.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Oakland, Alameda, Hayward, Fremont, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Pleasanton, San Joaquin, Calif.
Owner: MediaNews Group
Effective: Nov. 2, 2011

The Oakland Tribune, Alameda Times-Star, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus and West County Times will become the East Bay Tribune. The Contra Costa Times, San Ramon Valley Times, East County Times, Tri-Valley Herald and San Joaquin Herald will become The Times. Two new weekly papers will be created: The Valley Journal and the Times-Herald. The San Jose Mercury News, the BANG flagship, will remain a daily publication. “Approximately 120 jobs — primarily in the production and editorial divisions” will be eliminated, according to a news release on the Contra Costa Times website. Patch reports about 40 newsroom jobs will be cut.
Sources: Contra Costa Times, Dublin Patch, Gary Scott

Update: In October, Bay Area News Group announced it would cease Monday home delivery of the Oakland Tribune, Fremont Argus and Hayward Daily Review. Previous plans to merge nameplates were revised: Under the new plan, the Valley Times, Tri-Valley Herald and San Joaquin Herald will merge as the Tri-Valley Times; and the Oakland Tribune and Alameda Times-Star will merge as the Oakland Tribune. (11.03.11)
Source: Mercury News

Update: Thirty-four newsroom positions were cut: Walnut Creek Patch reports 10 were cut through “voluntary resignations”; 24 employees were laid off. The news group will be closing its press in Walnut Creek, outsourcing production to San Jose. (11.11.11)
Source: Walnut Creek Patch

Clarification: Tips confirm that 34 employees were laid off: 28 newsroom employees and six managers. (11.19.11)
Source: Paper Cuts tips

West Central Tribune: 1

Posted 08.22.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Willmar, Minn.
Owner: Forum Communications Co.
Effective: Sept. 1, 2011

A reporter/photographer will be laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Baltimore Sun, Daily Press, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Unknown

Posted 08.19.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Baltimore; Newport News, Va.; Hartford, Conn.; Allentown, Pa.; Orlando; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: July 18, 2011

Tribune Co. daily papers were reorganized; Chicago Tribune Publisher Tony Hunter will oversee all Tribune papers except the Los Angeles Times. An unspecified number of finance and administrative employees were laid off. Tribune Co. spokesman Gary Weitman told The Associated Press that jobs were cut, but declined to provide specifics. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Associated Press

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