New Haven Register: 1

Posted 09.13.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New Haven, Conn.
Owner: Journal Register Co.
Date: Aug. 22, 2011

The paper’s editor was laid off. New editor Matt DeRienzo now will oversee the Journal Register’s three Connecticut daily papers. When asked if there would be more newsroom layoffs, DeRienzo declined to comment.
Source: New Haven Independent

Savannah Morning News: Unknown

Posted 09.05.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Savannah, Ga.
Owner: Morris Communications
Effective: Aug. 31, 2011

An unknown number of employees were laid off, and three publications will be eliminated: Coastal Senior, West Chatham Neighbor and Apartment Finder. “For the past several weeks, we have been examining all aspects of our operation and product portfolio,” Publisher Michael C. Traynor said in a story on the Morning News website. “It is clear we must accelerate our progress toward the digital future by growing audience and sales while making our legacy infrastructure more efficient.” Traynor said laid off employees were offered a severance package, but did not say how many employees were affected.
Sources: Ledger-Enquirer; Savannah Morning News

The Dallas Morning News: 16

Posted 09.01.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Dallas
Owner: A.H. Belo Corp.
Effective: Aug. 25, 2011

Sixteen advertising and marketing employees were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: DMN Cuts

St. Augustine Record: 2

Posted 08.31.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Augustine, Fla.
Owner: Morris Communications Inc.
Effective: Aug. 31, 2011

A reporter and a designer/copy editor were laid off.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips

The Oakland Press: 3

Posted 08.31.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Pontiac, Mich.
Owner: Journal Register Co.
Effective: Aug. 17, 2011

At least two editors and a photographer were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: Metro Times; Paper Cuts tip

The News-Herald: Unknown

Posted 08.31.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Southgate, Mich.
Owner: Journal Register Co.
Effective: Aug. 17, 2011

Three editors “among others” were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Metro Times via Paper Cuts tip

Miami Herald: 13 *

Posted 08.29.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Miami
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Effective: Aug. 29, 2011

Thirteen employees were laid off, and 20 open positions were eliminated. Remaining full-time employees will be required to take a weeklong unpaid furlough by the end of the year. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: CBS Miami via Paper Cuts tips

Update: At least four newsroom employees were laid off: Two from sports, one photographer and an entertainment reporter/clerk. (09.06.11)
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Florida Times-Union: 39 *

Posted 08.29.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Jacksonville, Fla.
Owner: Morris Communications Inc.
Effective: Aug. 29, 2011

Thirty-nine employees — 9.5 percent of the paper’s workforce — will be laid off. Eight open positions also will be eliminated. “Based on our projected 2012 revenue, we have determined what our expenses need to be moving forward,” publisher Lucy Talley wrote in a memo to employees. “Unfortunately, there will be job eliminations. We will also be reviewing operational costs including newsprint consumption.”
Source: The Florida Times-Union via Paper Cuts tips

Update: Layoffs began Aug. 29 and have continued over the next two days. While 9.5 of the paper’s workforce will be laid off, the bulk of those layoffs will be from the newsroom: 30 percent of the newsroom will be laid off. (08.31.11)
Sources: Paper Cuts tips

Suburban Journals of St. Louis: 20 *

Posted 08.24.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: Aug. 24, 2011

At least 19 employees were laid off. The Riverfront Times reports “some 23″ jobs were cut — employees were called at home after work Tuesday night and notified they were laid off. Some open positions also were eliminated, so it’s possible both figures are correct. Several Suburban Journals editions will be eliminated on Sept. 7, including Jefferson County and North County in Missouri and Monroe County and St. Clair County in Illinois. “Focusing more on digital news delivery in some areas frees us from the weekly print cycle and allows us to continue providing the best community coverage available to the greater St. Louis area,” Publisher Dave Bundy said in a story on the Suburban Journal website. Bundy has not publicly addressed or acknowledged the layoffs.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Riverfront Times; Suburban Journals

Update: In a press release, Publisher David Bundy said 20 positions were eliminated. (08.24.11)
Source: Riverfront Times

Las Vegas Review-Journal: 36 *

Posted 08.19.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Las Vegas
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: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. 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

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