Los Angeles Times: 250 *

Posted 07.02.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Los Angeles
Owner: Tribune Co.
Date: June 26, 2008
Update: July 2, 2008

In its second round of cuts this year, the paper will eliminate 250 jobs, including 150 in the newsroom.
Source: Los Angeles Times; LA Observed

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Santa Cruz Sentinel: 3

Posted 07.01.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Santa Cruz, Calif.
Owner: MediaNews Group
Date: June 27, 2008

Three people were laid off, two of them from the newsroom.
Source: San Francisco Peninsula Press Club

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Suffolk Life: 100+

Posted 06.30.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Riverhead, N.Y.
Owner: Suffolk Life Newspapers
Date: June 19, 2008

The weekly paper, which employs more than 100 people, has ceased publication.
Source: Newsday via Paper Cuts tip

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Palo Alto Daily News: 6

Posted 06.29.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Palo Alto, Calif.
Owner: MediaNews Group
Date: June 27, 2008

Six employees were laid off, and the paper killed its Monday edition in Palo Alto and its Tuesday edition in San Mateo County.
Source: San Francisco Peninsula Press Club

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Oakland Tribune: Unknown

Posted 06.28.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Oakland, Calif.
Owner: MediaNews Group
Date: June 27, 2008

A memo from Publisher John Armstrong warns of layoffs “from the management and staff ranks in all divisions.” He does not say which papers or how many managers; 29 newsroom employees will be laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

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Vallejo Times-Herald: 3

Posted 06.27.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Vallejo, Calif.
Owner: MediaNews Group
Date: June 27, 2008

An internal memo said a copy editor and two office assistants were laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Bay Area News Group East: Unknown

Posted 06.27.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

California
Owner: MediaNews Group
Date: June 27, 2008

A memo from Publisher John Armstrong warns of layoffs “from the management and staff ranks in all divisions.” He does not say which papers or how many managers; 29 newsroom employees will be laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

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Star-Banner: 6

Posted 06.27.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Ocala, Fla.
Owner: The New York Times Co.
Date: June 27, 2008

Half of the advertising production staff was laid off. The media group’s ad production is consolidating and moving to Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Source: Editor & Publisher

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Portland Press Herald: 36 *

Posted 06.27.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Portland, Maine
Owner: The Seattle Times Co.
Date: June 2, 2008
Updated: June 26, 2008

The paper will close four bureaus and cut 36 jobs: 25 through buyouts, six through layoffs. Five vacant positions will not be filled.
Source: Associated Press/The Providence Journal; SeattleTimes via Fading to Black

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The Star Press: 1

Posted 06.26.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Muncie, Ind.
Owner: Gannett Co. Inc.
Date: June 26, 2008

The paper laid off its circulation director.
Source: Gannett Blog

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