The Virginian-Pilot: 50

Posted 11.23.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Norfolk, Va.
Owner: Landmark Media Enterprises LLC
Effective: Nov. 22, 2011

A story on the paper’s website says “more than 50 jobs” have been cut through layoffs, early retirements and by eliminating open positions. The story does not clarify how many employees were laid off. “We’re not in any crisis,” said publisher Maurice Jones. “But we are looking forward at what we think is going to be an economic climate that’s not going to give us a lot of help through at least next year.” The paper also has cut its number of pages.

Do you know how many employees were laid off? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot

The Blade: Unknown

Posted 11.20.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Toldeo
Owner: Block Communications Inc.
Announced: Oct. 31, 2011

Advertising production work was outsourced to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; six to 10 employees were laid off. Do you know how many were laid off, or other details? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tips

The Observer: Unknown

Posted 11.20.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Owner: Coronado Beach Publishing LLC
Effective: Nov. 11, 2011

The weekly paper has closed. “The economy is so, so bad, and the economy is not going to get better fast enough for us to continue,” sales and marketing director Robert Lott said. Lott’s wife Michele is the registered owner of Coronado Beach Publishing. He said he would like to resume publication, “but I don’t think it is possible.” The paper’s staff was laid off in August. Do you know how many employees the paper had? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

The Daily Sentinel: 2

Posted 11.20.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Grand Junction, Colo.
Owner: Seaton Publishing Co.
Effective: Nov. 16, 2011

Two full-time employees were laid off; two others were moved to part-time positions. Publisher Jay Seaton blamed the layoffs on a public trustee’s decision to print foreclosure notices in two weekly papers instead of the Sentinel. Seaton said the public notices brought in $450,000 in annual advertising revenue.
Sources: Denver Post; Paper Cuts tips

USA Today: 11

Posted 11.20.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

McLean, Va.
Owner: Gannett Co. Inc.
Effective: Nov. 17, 2011

Poynter reports 11 advertising and marketing employees were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: MediaWire

West Hawaii Today: 3

Posted 11.19.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Kailuna-Kona, Hawaii
Owner: Stephens Media LLC
Effective: Nov. 8, 2011

Two pre-press employees and one pressman were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Orlando Sentinel: 16

Posted 11.19.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Orlando, Fla.
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: Nov. 17, 2011

Twelve full-time and four part-time employees were laid off, most from the design and copy desks. Tribune Co. has been consolidating its design and copy desks this year. Layoffs also included at least one columnist, reporters and news clerks. Several open positions also were eliminated.

There are rumors of additional layoffs in January. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; MediaWire

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: 4

Posted 11.16.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: Nov. 10, 2011

Three assistant city editors and one assistant business editor were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips

Union Leader: 6

Posted 11.16.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Manchester, N.H.
Owner: Union Leader Corp.
Effective: Nov. 1, 2011

After the Manchester News Guild unanimously rejected a proposal that would cut wages by 10 percent and increase the workweek, the newspaper said it would lay off six employees. The 10 percent wage cut will take effect anyway. In 2009, employees accepted a double-digit pay cut: Employees now make 22 percent less than they did in 2008.
Sources: NHPR via Media Jobs Daily

The Roanoke Times: 3

Posted 11.16.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Roanoke, Va.
Owner: Landmark Media Enterprises LLC
Effective: Nov. 14, 2011

Three employees were laid off; two more retired. Managers said they are moving the paper toward a “digital first” approach to news. “The moves we are announcing today demonstrate that, while we are certainly not abandoning print, we are pursuing growth where growth continues to reside — on the digital side of our company,” editor Carole Tarrant wrote in a memo to employees.
Sources: WDBJ; Paper Cuts tip

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