The Seattle Times: 20

Posted 02.18.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Seattle
Owner: Seattle Times Co.
Effective: Dec. 8, 2011

Five newsroom, seven “operations,” two finance, and six advertising and marketing employees were laid off. “It’s really driven by the ongoing economic downturn as well as our desire to position the Times to compete in tomorrow’s information marketplace,” Times spokeswoman Jill Mackie told The Stranger. “So, as a part of that, we’re reducing costs and part of that is a limited number of targeted layoffs. These layoffs are designed to minimize the impact on our ability to provide outstanding journalism to the community.”
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; The Stranger via Paper Cuts tips

La Porte Herald Argus, The News-Dispatch: Unknown

Posted 02.17.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

La Porte, Ind.; Michigan City, Ind.
Owner: Paxton Media Group
Effective: Summer 2011

An unknown number of employees were laid off from the two papers. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Los Angeles Daily News: 2

Posted 02.17.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Los Angeles
Owner: MediaNews Group
Effective: Oct. 20, 2011

The features editor and food editor were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: L.A. Observed

San Francisco Examiner: 7

Posted 02.13.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

San Francisco
Owner: Black Press Ltd.
Effective: Dec. 13, 2011

At least seven newsroom employees were laid off, many of them copy editors. Black Press officials had said layoffs would be made after they bought the paper on Nov. 30. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: San Francisco Peninsula Press Club via Paper Cuts tip

Providence Journal: 9 *

Posted 02.13.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Providence, R.I.
Owner: A.H. Belo Corp.
Effective: Dec. 16, 2011

Buyouts were offered to four newsroom and four advertising employees; a union official said layoffs could follow depending on how many employees accept the buyout. Employees had until Dec. 16 to accept the offer.
Source: WPRI via Paper Cuts tip

Update: Nine editorial and advertising employees accepted the buyout offer. (02.18.12)
Source: WRNI On Politics via Paper Cuts tip

The Gazette: Unknown

Posted 02.13.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Gaithersburg, Md.
Owner: Washington Post Co.
Announced: Dec. 5, 2011

Buyouts are being offered to those who have worked for the company for 18 years or more. In a story on the paper’s website, Karen Acton, who took over as CEO of Post-Newsweek Media (which is owned by Washington Post Co.) on Jan. 2, said the company was not looking for a specific number of buyouts. The deadline for accepting the buyout offer was not clear. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Gazette via Paper Cuts tip

The Day: 15

Posted 01.31.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New London, Conn.
Owner: The Day Publishing Co.
Date: Dec. 14, 2011

Seven percent of the paper’s 273 positions were eliminated; four open positions were eliminated. In a letter to employees, Publisher Gary Farrugia blamed declining advertising revenue: “These actions come as we reconcile what is shaping up to be a very disappointing year financially.”
Source: The Day

North County Times: 34

Posted 01.31.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Escondido, Calif.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: Nov. 18, 2011

Twenty-five newsroom and nine advertising and circulation employees were laid off. “We’re not losing money, but we’re not doing as well as we ought to,” Publisher Peter York said, blaming decreased advertising revenue for the layoffs.
Source: North County Times via Paper Cuts tip

Full disclosure: I work at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which also is owned by Lee Enterprises.

Tampa Tribune: 165

Posted 01.31.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tampa, Fla.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: Dec. 12, 2011

Sixteen percent of the workforce at the Tribune and its community and weekly publications were laid off. The 165 layoffs did not affect the Tribune’s TV partner, News Channel 8. “Going forward, we will still have more than 300 content generators across multiple media platforms in the Tampa market,” said John Schauss, Media General vice president of market operations, in a story on the Tribune’s website. “Every one of our platforms has content producers who benefit Tampa Tribune readers. We will maintain and over time enhance the quality of our newspapers.”
Source: Tampa Tribune via Paper Cuts tip

The Gazette: 14

Posted 01.30.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Colorado Springs, Colo.
Owner: Freedom Communications Inc.
Effective: Dec. 1, 2011

Fourteen employees were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Gazette

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