La Porte Herald Argus, The News-Dispatch: Unknown

Posted 02.17.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

La Porte, Ind.; Michigan City, Ind.
Owner: Paxton Media Group
Effective: Summer 2011

An unknown number of employees were laid off from the two papers. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Gazette: Unknown

Posted 02.13.12 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Gaithersburg, Md.
Owner: Washington Post Co.
Announced: Dec. 5, 2011

Buyouts are being offered to those who have worked for the company for 18 years or more. In a story on the paper’s website, Karen Acton, who took over as CEO of Post-Newsweek Media (which is owned by Washington Post Co.) on Jan. 2, said the company was not looking for a specific number of buyouts. The deadline for accepting the buyout offer was not clear. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Gazette via Paper Cuts tip

East Valley Tribune: Unknown

Posted 01.29.12 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Mesa, Ariz.
Owner: 1013 Communications LLC
Efective: September 2011

An unknown number of employees were laid off. Do you know more? Leave a comment or e-mail me at newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tip

The Blade: Unknown

Posted 11.20.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Toldeo
Owner: Block Communications Inc.
Announced: Oct. 31, 2011

Advertising production work was outsourced to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; six to 10 employees were laid off. Do you know how many were laid off, or other details? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: Paper Cuts tips

The Observer: Unknown

Posted 11.20.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Owner: Coronado Beach Publishing LLC
Effective: Nov. 11, 2011

The weekly paper has closed. “The economy is so, so bad, and the economy is not going to get better fast enough for us to continue,” sales and marketing director Robert Lott said. Lott’s wife Michele is the registered owner of Coronado Beach Publishing. He said he would like to resume publication, “but I don’t think it is possible.” The paper’s staff was laid off in August. Do you know how many employees the paper had? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal

The Midcoast Beacon: Unknown

Posted 11.15.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Belfast, Maine
Owner: Bangor Publishing Co.
Effective: Nov. 10, 2011

The 2-year-old weekly paper has closed. Editor Roxanne Moore accepted a buyout offer from the Bangor Daily News (the Beacon’s parent publication) in September. Bangor Daily News editor Michael Dowd said the decision was spurred by “rising production and delivery costs.”
Source: Down East

Times Union: Unknown

Posted 11.15.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Albany, N.Y.
Owner: Hearst Corp.
Effective: Nov. 11, 2011

Buyouts are being offered to guild employees; the Albany Newspaper Guild represents more than half of the paper’s 400 employees. It is not clear how many buyouts will be accepted, but The Business Review reports the “magic number” is six to nine positions. If there are not enough volunteers, publisher George Hearst said “we will have to address the staff reduction in another way, and that could mean layoffs.”

Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Source: The Business Review

Los Angeles Times: 23+

Posted 11.06.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Los Angeles
Owner: Tribune Co.
Effective: November 2011

LA Observed reports design, news operation and web operation staffs will be combined into one department, along with some copy editors. This merger is expected to result in 10 to 20 layoffs. Do you know more? Leave a comment or send me an email: newspaperlayoffs@gmail.com. Emailed tips are anonymous.
Sources: LA Observed

Update: Eighteen full-time pressroom employees will be laid off, in addition to the 10 to 20 newsroom employees who will be laid off. Five circulation managers were laid off Nov. 3. (11.20.11)
Source: Los Angeles Times Pressmen’s 20-Year Club

The Muskegon Chronicle: Unknown

Posted 11.05.11 • 2012 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Muskegon, Mich.
Owner: Advance Publications
Effective: Jan. 2, 2012

Starting Feb. 2, two new companies, MLive Media Group and Advance Central Services Michigan, will take over operations of mlive.com, annarbor.com and the eight Booth newspapers. The Grand Rapids Press, The Muskegon Chronicle, The Kalamazoo Gazette and The Jackson Citizen Patriot will continue to publish seven days a week, but after Feb. 2 will only be delivered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The Flint Journal will keep its Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday delivery schedule. The Bay City Times and Saginaw News will add Tuesday delivery starting Dec. 13, and will continue Thursday, Friday and Sunday delivery. The annarbor.com print edition will continue to be delivered on Thursdays and Sundays. Dan Gaydou, publisher of Booth Newspapers and The Grand Rapids Press, said an “undetermined” number of Booth employees would be laid off; laid off employees can apply for positions in the new companies.
Sources: mlive.com; Paper Cuts tips

Palm Beach Post: Unknown *

Posted 11.03.11 • 2011 layoffs, Paper Cuts

West Palm Beach, Fla.
Owner: Cox Media Group
Announced: Oct. 27, 2011

Design and copy editing for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Dayton Daily News and Palm Beach Post will be consolidated in Florida and Ohio. The wire desk for the four papers will be consolidated in Atlanta. “Over the past year, we asked our four major newspapers to identify best practices and opportunities to consolidate business functions — without compromising the investigative and in-depth news our audiences demand,” a statement from Cox Media Group said. The statement said these changes will be made over the next 18 months.
Sources: Austin American-Statesman via Charles Apple

Correction: A previous version neglected to point out that design and copy editing would be consolidated to two papers: The Palm Beach Post and the Dayton Daily News. This post has been corrected. (11.04.11)

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