Chicago Tribune: 53 *

Posted 04.18.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Chicago
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: April 22, 2009

20 percent of the newsroom staff will be laid off. A year ago, the paper had 480 newsroom employees.
53 newsroom employees were laid off. The layoffs came the same day Tribune Co. asked the bankruptcy court to approve $13 million in bonuses to 700 managers.
Sources: Chicago Tribune; Paper Cuts tip; Crain’s Chicago

* Updated April 22, 2009, with the number of layoffs.

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Whitman Times: Unknown

Posted 04.06.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Whitman, Mass.
Owner: GateHouse Media Inc.
Effective: April 30, 2009

The weekly paper will close.
Source: The Enterprise via Fading to Black

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The Modesto Bee: 11 *

Posted 08.22.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Modesto, Calif.
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Date: April 15, 2008
Updated: Aug. 22, 2008

11 employees accepted buyout offers.
Source: The Modesto Bee

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Minidoka County News: Unknown

Posted 08.02.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Rupert, Idaho
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Date: April 2008

The weekly paper was closed.
Source: Times-News via Lee Watch

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Lincoln County Journal: Unknown

Posted 08.02.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Shoshone, Idaho
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Date: April 2008

The weekly paper was closed.
Source: Times-News via Lee Watch

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The Telegraph: 19

Posted 06.26.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Hudson, N.H.
Owner: Independent Publications
Date: April 30, 2008

Eleven full-time and eight part-time employees were laid off.
Source: The Telegraph via Paper Cuts tip

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Highlands Today: Unknown *

Posted 06.25.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Sebring, Fla.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Date: April 14, 2008
Updated: June 25, 2008

Buyouts are being offered to half of the staff of the Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV, Sunbelt Newspapers, Suncoast News, Hernando Today, Highlands Today and Centro Grupo de Comunicacion. Layoffs are possible.
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal; Editor & Publisher

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Tampa Tribune: 29 **

Posted 06.25.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tampa, Fla.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Date: April 14, 2008
Updated: June 25, 2008
Updated: July 1, 2008

Twenty-nine newsroom employees accepted buyouts or resigned.
Source: Tampa Bay Online; Tampa Bay Business Journal; Editor & Publisher

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Galveston County Daily News: 15

Posted 05.27.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Galveston, Texas
Owner: Southern Newspapers Inc.
Date: April 12, 2008

The paper cut 12 full- and part-time employees and three independent contractors.
Source: Galveston County Daily News via e-mail source

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News-Journal: 99 *

Posted 05.23.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Daytona Beach, Fla.
Owner: News-Journal Corp.
Date: April 22, 2008
Updated: June 23, 2008

Trying to make the company look more profitable before it is sold, the News-Journal will lay off 99 employees in editorial, advertising, circulation, operations, purchasing, distribution and marketing.
Source: Romenesko; Paper Cuts tip and News-Journal

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