St. Louis, Mo.
Owner: Lee Enterprises
Effective: Aug. 24, 2011
At least 19 employees were laid off. The Riverfront Times reports “some 23″ jobs were cut — employees were called at home after work Tuesday night and notified they were laid off. Some open positions also were eliminated, so it’s possible both figures are correct. Several Suburban Journals editions will be eliminated on Sept. 7, including Jefferson County and North County in Missouri and Monroe County and St. Clair County in Illinois. “Focusing more on digital news delivery in some areas frees us from the weekly print cycle and allows us to continue providing the best community coverage available to the greater St. Louis area,” Publisher Dave Bundy said in a story on the Suburban Journal website. Bundy has not publicly addressed or acknowledged the layoffs.
Sources: Paper Cuts tips; Riverfront Times; Suburban Journals
Update: In a press release, Publisher David Bundy said 20 positions were eliminated. (08.24.11)
Source: Riverfront Times