Bay City, Mich.
Owner: Advance Publications
Announced: Nov. 2, 2011
Effective: Jan. 2, 2012
Three of four full-time reporters, the chief photographer and the opinion editor for were laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip
Clarification: All of these layoffs were made at the Bay City Times. This post previously grouped the Times, The Saginaw News and The Flint Journal together. This information has been corrected. (11.04.11)
Update: According to letter from the publisher, 71 employees will be laid off across all departments. Starting Feb. 2, two new companies, MLive Media Group and Advance Central Services Michigan, will take over operations of mlive.com, annarbor.com and the eight Booth newspapers. The Grand Rapids Press, The Muskegon Chronicle, The Kalamazoo Gazette and The Jackson Citizen Patriot will continue to publish seven days a week, but after Feb. 2 will only be delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Flint Journal will keep its Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday delivery schedule. The Bay City Times and Saginaw News will add Tuesday delivery starting Dec. 13, and will continue Thursday, Friday and Sunday delivery. The annarbor.com print edition will continue to be delivered on Thursdays and Sundays. Dan Gaydou, publisher of Booth Newspapers and The Grand Rapids Press, said an “undetermined” number of Booth employees would be laid off; laid off employees can apply for positions in the new companies. (11.05.11)
Sources: mlive.com; Paper Cuts tips