Topeka Capital-Journal: 34 *

Posted 06.24.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Topeka, Kansas
Owner: Morris Communications
Effective: May 14, 2012

Printing and some post-press operations were outsourced to the Kansas City Star. “Our industry is changing rapidly,” Capital-Journal Publisher Gregg Ireland said in a story on the paper’s website. “This move is historic and, in some ways, very difficult. This move is in no way a move away from the printed product, which remains a large and extremely important part of what we do. But it is a move away from printing. We’re not in the printing business. We’re in the information business.” Kansas City is 65 miles from Topeka. The paper reports “as many as 34″ employees will be laid off.
Source: Topeka Capital-Journal via Paper Cuts tip

Update: All 34 press employees were laid off. (06.28.12)
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Lawrence Journal-World: 7

Posted 03.25.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Lawrence, Kan.
Owner: The World Co.
Effective: Jan. 12, 2012

At least seven employees were laid off, including six from the newsroom. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Johnson County Sun: 20

Posted 08.17.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Overland Park, Kan.
Owner: News-Press & Gazette Co.
Effective: Aug. 16, 2011

The weekly paper has closed; 20 employees were laid off. Lee Sawyer, executive vice president and chief operating officer of News-Press & Gazette Co., called the closure a suspension and told The Kansas City Star he wants to revive the paper “in a different format … or a different business model.”
Source: The Kansas City Star

Lawrence Journal-World: Unknown

Posted 07.15.11 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Lawrence, Kan.
Owner: The World Co.
Effective: Nov. 5, 2010

Most of the features department was laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Wichita Eagle: 3

Posted 06.27.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Wichita, Kan.
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Announced: May 15, 2011

At least three newsroom employees were laid off. The paper’s publisher resigned days before employees were laid off. There are rumors of additional layoffs in the newsroom and other departments, but none have been confirmed. Do you know any details? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Hays Daily News: Unknown

Posted 11.07.10 • Paper Cuts

Hays, Kan.
Owner: Harris Enterprises
Effective: Unknown

In 2010, the Salina Journal bought a press previously owned and used by the Hays Daily News after the Hays paper outsourced its printing to Salina. (I haven’t yet been able to track down when the Hays Daily News began to outsource printing.) Do you know additional details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Salina Journal

The Wichita Eagle: 14

Posted 03.11.09 • 2009 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Wichita, Kan.
Owner: The McClatchy Co.
Announced: March 10, 2009

14 employees will be laid off — about 5 percent of the Eagle’s work force.
Source: Forbes

Hiawatha World: Unknown

Posted 02.19.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Hiawatha, Kan.
Owner: NPG Newspapers
Effective: 2008

NPG Newspapers cut 60 jobs in 2008.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press

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Atchison Globe: Unknown

Posted 02.19.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Atchison, Kan.
Owner: NPG Newspapers
Effective: 2008

NPG Newspapers cut 60 jobs in 2008.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press

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Lawrence Journal-World: Unknown

Posted 02.14.09 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Lawrence, Kan.
Owner: The World Co.
Effective: November 2008

An unknown number of employees were laid off.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

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