Orlando Sentinel: 1

Posted 03.17.13 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Orlando, Fla.
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: February 2012

The visuals editor was laid off. Do you know of additional layoffs? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Charles Apple

The Associated Press: 10

Posted 02.16.13 • Paper Cuts

New York
Owner: The Associated Press is a co-op owned by contributing newspapers, TV and radio stations
Effective: Feb. 1, 2012

Three bureau chiefs, two assistant bureau chiefs, two imaging employees and at least three reporters were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Romenesko

Los Angeles Times: 8

Posted 02.15.13 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Los Angeles
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: Jan. 13, 2012

Eight distribution and pressroom employees were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Los Angeles Times Pressmens 20-Year Club

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 23

Posted 09.13.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: July 27, 2012


Post-Dispatch lays off 23

Approximately 10 percent of the newsroom cut.

Storified by Erica Smith · Sun, Jul 29 2012 08:35:41

Updated: Due to a union classification mix-up, a web editor was laid off Friday. He has been reinstated, and a news copy editor was laid off. The final count remains 23. (07.29.12)
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch laid off 23 employees Thursday and Friday.
In the newsroom, four editors, three reporters, four copy editors, a photographer and the editorial cartoonist were laid off. Sports copy editor David Sheets tweeted he was got a phone call this morning.
Just got the call: I’ve been laid off from the Post-Dispatch after 14 years. Shocking, though not really a… http://fb.me/DRqOPTMGDavid Sheets
Post-Dispatch Layoffs Include Photographer Johnny Andrews, Creator of the Listen Series – St. Louis Music – RFTmusicThe man responsible for creating this and many other awesome things is among today’s cuts at the P-D. It’s a truly bad day for St. Louis …
Deputy managing editor/news Steve Parker, photography director Larry Coyne, food editor Judy Evans and assistant metro editor Tim Bross were laid off late Thursday night.
After 31 years, I am no longer an employee of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Like a number of others, I was part of the companywide layoffs that took place Thursday evening and today. For the past 10 years, I had the privilege of overseeing the Post-Dispatch’s front page — with some excellent guidance and coaching from countless colleagues. All in all, it’s been a good run. I have the utmost respect for those I’ve worked with in the past at the Post-Dispatch, and those who remain. Best wishes. (pick up A copy.)Stephen K. Parker
Along with far too many colleagues, I’ve been laid off from the Post-Dispatch. I’m still in shock, and pondering my future.Judy Evans
Food Editor Judith Evans Among Post-Dispatch Layoffs – St. Louis Restaurants and Dining – Gut CheckAs Daily RFT reported this morning, the Post-Dispatch is currently in the process of laying off an unknown number of editorial employees….
In a memo to the staff, Post-Dispatch editor Gilbert Bailon blamed the economy: ”We regret to announce that economic conditions caused the Post-Dispatch to lay off 13 newsroom employees.”
Outside the newsroom, another 10 employees were laid off in advertising and production departments.
On Wednesday, Lee Enterprises, which owns the Post-Dispatch and the Suburban Journals of St. Louis, disclosed that CEO Mary Junck was given 500,000 shares of stock.
Christmas comes early for Lee CEO Mary Junck | JIMROMENESKO.COMStruggling newspaper chain Lee Enterprises disclosed yesterday that CEO Mary Junck acquired 500,000 shares of stock at the purchase price…
Lee officials said the shares were awarded after they “concluded that Ms. Junck’s compensation, including equity-based compensation, is substantially below that of her peers in the newspaper industry.”
Lee explains why CEO Mary Junck was awarded $655,000 in stock | JIMROMENESKO.COMOn Wednesday, Lee Enterprises disclosed in an SEC filing that it awarded CEO Mary Junck 500,000 shares of company stock, valued at $655,0…
A week earlier, Lee Enterprises reported a net loss of $1.5 million in its fiscal third quarter, which ended June 24. The company reported total revenue of $179.3 million for that quarter.
Post-Dispatch parent Lee reports shrinking Q3 loss – St. Louis Business JournalLee Enterprises Inc., publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reported a net loss of $1.4 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Jun…
In March, Junck was awarded a $500,000 bonus and Chief Financial Officer Carl Schmidt was awarded a $250,000 bonus for their work to refinance the bankrupt newspaper chain’s debt. Layoffs were announced at Lee papers outside of the St. Louis area the same day the bonuses were announced.
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…

Previous layoffs

On June 8, a Post-Dispatch advertising employee was laid off. Two weeks earlier, four copy editors, a photographer and an editor were laid off. 
Post-Dispatch lays off 6 newsroom employeesFour copy editors, one photographer and an editor were laid off Tuesday.
Two more employees were laid off in February.
In 2011, 37 Post-Dispatch employees and 20 Suburban Journals employees were laid off. That same year, Lee executives received 30 percent increases in compensation. More than 450 Post-Dispatch and Journals employees have been laid off since 2008.
Paper Cuts | Tag Archive | St. Louis Post-DispatchDocumenting layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers
Paper Cuts | Tag Archive | Suburban Journals of St. LouisDocumenting layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers
Editor’s note: I am a former Post-Dispatch employee; I resigned in April 2012. I also operate the Paper Cuts website (linked above), which is not as up-to-date as I’d like.

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.
Paper Cuts | Tag Archive | St. Louis Post-DispatchDocumenting layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers
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

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

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