The Reporter-Herald: 7

Posted 07.16.11 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Loveland, Colo.
Owner: Lehman Communications Corp.
Effective: Feb. 5, 2010

Seven employees, including two from the newsroom, were laid off in what company president Dean Lehman called a cost-cutting move.
Source: Longmont Ledger via Paper Cuts tip

The Times-Call: 9

Posted 07.16.11 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Longmont, Colo.
Owner: Lehman Communications Corp.
Effective: Feb. 5, 2010

Nine employees, including four from the newsroom, were laid off in what editor and president Dean Lehman called a cost-cutting move. When asked if the cuts came as a surprise, Managing Editor John Vahlenkamp told the Longmont Ledger: “People, not only at newspapers but in the community as well, understand that times are tough.”
Source: Longmont Ledger via Paper Cuts tip

Huerfano World Journal: Unknown

Posted 03.10.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Walsenburg, Colo.
Owner: Brian and Gretchen Orr
Effective: Feb. 26, 2010

The Orrs bought the Huerfano County World and have merged it with the Huerfano Journal, creating the Huerfano World Journal. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Editor & Publisher

Greenville Press: Unknown

Posted 03.10.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Greenville, N.Y.
Owner: Greenville Press Inc.
Effective: Feb. 1, 2010

When employees reported to work Feb. 1, they said no one knew where owner and publisher Linda Fenoff was. Fenoff’s mother called the staff and told them to pack up and leave. Employees have experienced several problems trying to sign up for unemployment insurance; the New York State Department of Labor has no records for the paper for 2009.

Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: The Daily Mail

Skagit Valley Herald: 9

Posted 02.27.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Mount Vernon, Wash.
Owner: Skagit Publishing
Effective: Feb. 26, 2010

Nine employees were laid off, including a niche publication editor, the Newspapers in Education coordinator and two circulation employees. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Update: The jobs of the two circulation employees, both customer service representatives, are being outsourced to a call center in Logan, Utah. (03.03.10)
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Sun Tribune: 10+

Posted 02.26.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Kansas City, Mo.
Owner: NPG Newspapers Inc.
Effective: Feb. 24, 2010

The weekly newspaper has closed. NPG general manager Lee Sawyer said more than 10 employees were laid off. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Kansas City Business Journal

The Register-Guard: 14

Posted 02.26.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Eugene, Ore.
Owner: Guard Publishing Co.
Effective: Feb. 24, 2010

Nine full-time and five part-time employees were laid off. Five open positions were frozen. In a letter to employees, publisher Tony Baker said the layoffs were a “painful but necessary decision prompted by weaker than anticipated advertising revenues.”
Source: The Register-Guard

The Oregonian: 37

Posted 02.24.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Portland, Ore.
Owner: Advance Publications
Effective: Feb. 24, 2010

Thirty-seven employees were laid off, most from the newsroom. “These layoffs are a painful but necessary part of our 2010 budget, which was developed to ensure financial stability for The Oregonian now and in the future,” Oregonian publisher N. Christian Anderson III said in a story on newspaper’s website.

Editor Sandy Rowe resigned in December, a move that she said would preserve other jobs after predicting 70 newsroom jobs would be eliminating. A month earlier, 31 employees accepted buyout offers.
Source: The Oregonian

The Onion: Unknown

Posted 02.24.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New York
Owner: Onion Inc.
Effective: Feb. 23, 2010

The Onion’s A.V. Club in New York is closing. “Apologies if you receive this more than once, but today is my last day as the city editor of The A.V. Club in New York,” Andy Battaglia wrote in an e-mail that Gawker published on its website. “The New York website is being shut down, the city section in the paper is being cut significantly, and I am moving on.” The satirical paper closed its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices in 2009.

Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Gawker

The Edmond Sun: 1

Posted 02.21.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Edmond, Okla.
Owner: Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Effective: Feb. 5, 2010

The paper’s business reporter was laid off, and asked to freelance for a related publication.
Source: Paper Cuts tips

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