St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: June 24, 2011
Twenty-three production, IT and marketing employees were laid off. Managers gave no reason for the layoffs, and did not issue a company memo as they have with previous layoffs. An additional five newsroom employees accepted buyout offers: three copy editors, one designer and one reporter. The paper did not report the buyouts in its story about the layoffs.
Sources: St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Paper Cuts tips
Full disclosure: I work at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.