Opelika-Auburn News: 4

Posted 03.04.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Opelika, Ala.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: Jan. 20, 2012

Four newsroom employees were laid off; two open positions were eliminated. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

Tampa Tribune: 165

Posted 01.31.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tampa, Fla.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: Dec. 12, 2011

Sixteen percent of the workforce at the Tribune and its community and weekly publications were laid off. The 165 layoffs did not affect the Tribune’s TV partner, News Channel 8. “Going forward, we will still have more than 300 content generators across multiple media platforms in the Tampa market,” said John Schauss, Media General vice president of market operations, in a story on the Tribune’s website. “Every one of our platforms has content producers who benefit Tampa Tribune readers. We will maintain and over time enhance the quality of our newspapers.”
Source: Tampa Tribune via Paper Cuts tip

Tampa Tribune: 2

Posted 11.06.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tampa, Fla.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: Nov. 2, 2011

The publisher and vice president of marketing were laid off. A memo emailed to staff members warned there will be more layoffs.
Source: St. Petersburg Times via Paper Cuts tip

Richmond Times-Dispatch: 20

Posted 07.26.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Richmond, Va.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: July 13, 2011

Eighteen full-time and two part-time employees were laid off. “We regret making any staff reductions, and we will miss all the folks who left us today,” said Rick Thornton, vice president for audience and content development at Richmond Media Group. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Tampa Tribune: 29 *

Posted 07.05.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Tampa, Fla.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: June 2011

Managers have told employees that layoffs are coming to the Tampa Tribune and sibling media organizations WFLA Channel 8 and TBO.com.
Do you know any details? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: St. Petersburg Times via Media Jobs Daily

Update: The paper’s publisher and vice president of marketing were laid off in November. In a story about those layoffs, the St. Petersburg Times says 29 Tampa Tribune employees were laid off in June. (11.06.11)
Source: St. Petersburg Times

Independent Tribune: Unknown

Posted 04.08.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Concord, N.C.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: June 2010

Design and copy editing are being outsourced to a Media General center in Hickory, N.C. The company will consolidate editing and design operations at all of its papers by the end of the year. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Romenesko

The Morning News: Unknown

Posted 04.08.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Florence, S.C.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: June 2010

Design and copy editing are being outsourced to a Media General center in Hickory, N.C. The company will consolidate editing and design operations at all of its papers by the end of the year. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Romenesko

The News Virginian: Unknown

Posted 04.08.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Waynesboro, Va.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: June 2010

Design and copy editing are being outsourced to a Media General center in Lynchburg, Va. The company will consolidate editing and design operations at all of its papers by the end of the year. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Romenesko

News & Messenger: Unknown

Posted 04.08.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Manassas, Va.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: June 2010

Design and copy editing are being outsourced to a Media General center in Lynchburg, Va. Media General will consolidate editing and design operations at all of its papers by the end of the year. Can you help with the details? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com.
Source: Romenesko

Winston-Salem Journal: Unknown

Posted 04.08.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Winston-Salem, N.C.
Owner: Media General Inc.
Effective: July 2010

Design and copy editing at the Tampa Tribune, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Winston-Salem Journal will be consolidated in two groups, according to a memo from Media General. “Our consolidated editing and design operations allow our newsrooms to focus on strong local news reporting,” said Donna Reed, Media General’s vice president of content. “Stories will be edited once rather than multiple times, and we can take advantage of economies of scale and centralization of top talent.”

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

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