St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 1

Posted 09.13.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: June 8, 2012

An advertising employee was 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

Full disclosure: I am a former Post-Dispatch employee; I resigned in April 2012.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 6

Posted 09.13.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: May 22, 2012


Post-Dispatch lays off 6 newsroom employees

Four copy editors, one photographer and an editor were laid off Tuesday.

Storified by Erica Smith · Thu, Jul 26 2012 21:19:29

Four copy editors, one photographer and an assistant metro editor were laid off today from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in St. Louis. 
Sad day at the #STL Post-Dispatch. Five United Media Guild members, 4 copy editors 1 photojournalist & 1 manager, were laid offUnited Media Guild
One of the copy editors was a part-time employee; all others were full-time employees.
Newsroom employees can volunteer to take the place of a laid off employee, according to an internal memo from Post-Dispatch managers. Employees have until June 5 to do so.

Post-Dispatch editor Arnie Robbins retired on Friday. Editorial page editor Gilbert Bailon has taken over. 

Post-Dispatch Editor Arnie Robbins retiringEditorial page editor Gilbert Bailon to take over.
In March, Lee Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Mary Junck was awarded a $500,000 bonus for refinancing the bankrupt newspaper chain’s debt. The Post-Dispatch is owned by Lee.
Layoffs at Lee papers as CEO gets $500,000 bonus | JIMROMENESKO.COMIt was announced on Tuesday that Lee Enterprises CEO Mary Junck was given a $500,000 bonus for refinancing the bankrupt newspaper chain’s…
The Post-Dispatch laid off a marketing and an information technology employee in February, and 37 employees in 2011.
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Editor’s note: I am a former Post-Dispatch employee; I resigned in April 2012.

Weekly Herald: 10

Posted 09.11.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Lynnwood, Wash.
Owner: Daily Herald Co., a subsidiary of Washington Post Co.
Effective: Aug. 29, 2012

After nearly 54 years, the weekly paper has closed. Ten employees were laid off. “The Weekly Herald staff has been creative and innovative in serving residents and businesses in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace,” Herald publisher and general manager David Dadisman wrote in a memo to employees two weeks before the paper closed. “I’m sad that we couldn’t develop a revenue model that sustained this great community journalism.” The Weekly Herald once published four editions; it was consolidated into one edition in 2009. Before 2011, it was The Enterprise.
Sources: Weekly Herald via Paper Cuts tip; Weekly Herald

Idaho Statesman: Unknown

Posted 09.11.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Boise, Idaho
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Announced: Aug. 24, 2012

An unknown number of employees 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

The Seattle Times: 12

Posted 09.10.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Seattle
Owner: Seattle Times Co.
Effective: July 3, 2012

“Approximately 12″ employees were laid off, at least five from the newsroom. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Paper Cuts tip; The Stranger

Las Vegas Review-Journal: 6

Posted 09.10.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Las Vegas
Owner: Stephens Media LLC
Date: Aug. 14, 2012

Six editors were laid off, including the managing editor. They will be replaced by two editors: One to oversee news and business, one to oversee sports and features.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Jim Romenesko; 4th St8

Northwest Arkansas Newspapers: 5

Posted 09.10.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Central Arkansas
Owner: WEHCO Media Inc. / Stephens Media LLC
Effective: Aug. 3, 2012

The photography departments for the Northwest Arkansas Newspapers were combined; five employees were laid off. WEHCO and Stephens each own half of Northwest Arkansas Newspapers LLC, which was created in November 2009. Stephens is responsible for editorial control of the northwest Arkansas papers; the WEHCO controls advertising, business, production and circulation, and retains editorial control of the Democrat-Gazette. The Stephens papers include the Benton County Daily Record, the Morning News, Rogers Morning News, Springdale Morning News, and the Northwest Arkansas Times. “We didn’t anticipate the severity or duration of the economic recession we were in,” Northwest Arkansas Newspapers President Jeff Jeffus wrote in a memo to employees. “It just didn’t make sense for us to continue duplication in some areas.”
Source: NWA Online via Paper Cuts tip

Stephens Media Arkansas: 4

Posted 09.09.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Central Arkansas
Owner: Stephens Media LLC
Effective: July 31, 2012

Four newsroom employees were laid off: The managing editor of Stephens’ seven weekly Arkansas papers, the sports editor of the four Pulaski County papers, and two reporters. General Manager Emily Billings told Arkansas Business the layoffs would improve the papers’ financial outlook. The weeklies will be produced by four editorial employees, “a daunting task, but I’m actually very excited about the opportunity this presents us,” Billings said. The seven papers are: Times of North Little Rock, Sherwood Voice, Jacksonville Patriot, Maumelle Monitor, Cabot Star-Herald, Lonke Democrat and Carlisle Independent. Billings said the same approach has been successful at the Van Buren County Democrat and Hot Springs Village Voice.
Source: Arkansas Business via Paper Cuts tip

The Holland Sentinel: 8

Posted 09.09.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Holland, Mich.
Owner: GateHouse Media Inc.
Effective: June 2012

The paper’s eight advertising designers were laid off. The laid-off employees could reapply for the four remaining positions.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Sacramento Bee: 12

Posted 09.09.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Sacramento, Calif.
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Effective: July 23, 2012

Twelve employees were laid off, including two from the newsroom. Community Affairs Director Pam Dinsmore said “about half will be offered other jobs within the company,” but did not elaborate on what those jobs were.
Source: Sacramento Press via Paper Cuts tip; Sacramento Business Journal

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