Owner: Stephens Media Group
Date: Aug. 18, 2011
At least 21 newsroom employees and 15 pressroom employees were laid off this week. Based on tips and a post by The Strip Podcast, I believe employees from other departments were laid off as well, but I do not have specific numbers. One tip estimates 70 to 100 employees were laid off today. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; The Strip Podcast via Paper Cuts tip
Update: Publisher Bob Brown will not say how many employees were laid off, but did tell the Associated Press that employees were laid off from all departments, and the paper will close one press. “Our advertisers and readers will see absolutely no impact at all,” Brown told the AP. “We’re not losing any story count, we’re not losing any pages, we’re not losing any features.” Based on Paper Cuts tips, though, the paper is losing a lot of people, which will affect quality, pages and features. (08.22.11)
Source: The Associated Press