2010 layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers.
2,828+ layoffs recorded as of Dec. 31, 2010. The map will continue to be updated as I get new information. See all 2010 posts.
Number of newspapers that laid off employees in 2010. Does not include corporate/non-newspaper specific layoffs (Associated Press, Lee Enterprises and New York Times News Service).
Average number of newspaper layoffs per day, including weekends and holidays. In 2009, 44.7 newspaper employees were laid off each day.
Number of “unknown” layoff posts in 2010. Assuming each entry results in 1 layoff, the 2009 layoff total would be 2,878.
Number of 1-layoff posts in 2010. At eight of those newspapers, it was the only known layoff.
Number of newspapers that stopped publishing a print edition in 2010. Two of those papers continue to publish online.
Number of employees laid off at The Honolulu Advertiser in June when the Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin merged. It was the largest single layoff incident of 2010.
Number of newspapers that laid off 100 or more employees in 2010.
Number of newspapers reporting layoffs in Illinois — the most newspapers reporting layoffs of any state.
Number of states where no newspapers layoffs were reported: Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming.
Difference in the number of layoffs recorded in 2009 vs. 2010.