Bar Harbor Times, Capital Weekly, Herald Gazette, Republican Journal: 17

Posted 11.16.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Bar Harbor, Augusta, Rockland, Belfast Maine
Owner: Village NetMedia
Effective: July 6, 2011

Printing has been outsourced to the Sun Journal in Lewiston, Maine; 17 employees were laid off. “While making the decision to close the company’s own print facility makes compelling business sense, the decision is made with great regret due to its effect on the lives of 15 full- and two part-time (employees_ working at the plant,” CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement. The group’s printing facility was located in Rockland, and printed at least 20 other publications as well.
Source: Bangor Daily News

Baltimore Sun, Daily Press, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Unknown

Posted 08.19.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Baltimore; Newport News, Va.; Hartford, Conn.; Allentown, Pa.; Orlando; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: July 18, 2011

Tribune Co. daily papers were reorganized; Chicago Tribune Publisher Tony Hunter will oversee all Tribune papers except the Los Angeles Times. An unspecified number of finance and administrative employees were laid off. Tribune Co. spokesman Gary Weitman told The Associated Press that jobs were cut, but declined to provide specifics. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Associated Press

The Herald-News: 4

Posted 08.18.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Joliet, Ill.
Owner: Sun-Times Media Group
Effective: July 8, 2011

Four employees were laid off, including the managing editor, features editor, editorial and business editor, and an education reporter. The paper now has 13 editorial staff members.
Source: Time Out Chicago via Paper Cuts tip

Los Angeles Daily News: 2

Posted 08.09.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Los Angeles
Owner: MediaNews Group
Effective: July 6, 2011

An online content producer and a web producer/designer were laid off.
Source: Gary Scott

New Haven Advocate: 3

Posted 08.09.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New Haven, Conn.
Owner: New Mass Media, a subsidiary of Tribune Co.
Effective: July 8, 2011

Two designers and publisher Joshua Mamis were laid off. A memo from Hartford Courant CEO, president and publisher Rich Graziano noted that Tribune is outsourcing design to Chicago: “Other changes are a result of our on-going participation in Media on Demand (MoD), which provides fully edited and designed non-local news and features content for Tribune newspapers and websites. MoD will expand to take on copy-editing and page design for several newspapers including The Hartford Courant at a center based in the Chicago Tribune newsroom, where the content-sharing hub is located.” The publisher will not be replaced.
Source: New Haven Independent

Los Angeles Times: Unknown

Posted 08.08.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Los Angeles
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: July 27, 2011

Spokeswoman Nancy Sullivan said a “small number” of employees were laid off, but declined to give an exact number. LA Observed speculated “perhaps a dozen or so on the news side.” Fishbowl LA reports some employees also accepted buyout offers. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: The Associated Press; LA Observed; Fishbowl LA

San Francisco Bay Guardian: 3

Posted 08.08.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

San Francisco
Owner: Bruce Brugmann
Effective: July 27, 2011

The weekly paper laid off three editorial employees. “Like a lot of media companies, we’re doing some restructuring,” executive editor Tim Redmond told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Print revenue is declining for everybody and web revenue is picking up.”
Sources: San Francisco Chronicle via San Francisco Peninsula Press Club

The Herald-Sun: 7

Posted 08.07.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Durham, N.C.
Owner: Paxton Media Group
Effective: July 28, 2011

Design and copy editing are being outsourced to Owensboro, Ky. Seven employees were laid off, leaving fewer than 20 newsroom employees.
Source: Independent Weekly and Paper Cuts tip

The Journal-Standard: 4

Posted 07.29.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Freeport, Ill.
Owner: GateHouse Media Inc.
Effective: July 22, 2011

Three newsroom and one classified advertising employees were laid off. “Unfortunately, current economic conditions are pummeling Stephenson County and The Journal-Standard is reflecting that lack of dynamic business activity,” Publisher Steve Trosley said in a story on the paper’s website. “The action was no reflection on the quality, reliability or dedication of the affected employees.”
Source: The Journal-Standard

Two Rivers Tribune: Unknown

Posted 07.28.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Hoopa, Calif.
Owner: Hoopa Valley Tribal Council
Effective: July 1, 2011

The Hoopa Valley Tribal Council sent a memo to the weekly paper, ordering it to close immediately. In the memo, Tribal Chairman Leonard Masten said the tribe was losing money by subsidizing the paper, and noted recent controversial stories about marijuana and an interview with a man wanted in a local homicide. “For the past three years, this department has cost the tribe over $189,000 from (Bureau of Indian Affairs) compact funds,” the memo states. “This is not acceptable. In addition to the financial troubles, the council and the chairman’s office was very disappointed in the recent articles that were published in the paper. We have received numerous calls on insensitivity and lack of compassion for those families that have gone through such a tragedy. The chairman’s office has taken a strong stance against drugs, and the paper has articles promoting drugs. This is not in the best interest of the tribe. I have discussed this issue (with) the Tribal Council and it has been decided that you will shut your department down until you developed a plan to correct your deficiencies.” The paper’s website has not been updated since then.

Do you know how many people the paper employed? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Times-Standard

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