Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times: 4

Posted 08.07.10 • 2010 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Madison, Wis.
Owner: Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Co.
Effective: 2010

A buyout offer is targeting the sports and video departments. In a memo to employees published on Lee Watch, Wisconsin Sate Journal publisher Bill Johnson and Capital Times publisher Clayton Frink said: “We have looked at all areas of our operation for efficiencies and budget cuts, but we are not able to reach our budget expectations through non-personnel reductions. We need to eliminate multiple positions in the combined newsrooms, and the sports and video departments are the primary areas which will experience the reductions.” The memo did not give a deadline, but said “approximately four full-time positions” will be cut.
Source: Lee Watch

Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times: 15

Posted 08.16.09 • 2009 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Madison, Wis.
Owners: Lee Enterprises owns the Wisconsin State Journal; Capital Newspapers owns The Capital Times
Effective: Sept. 30, 2009

Buyouts are being offered; layoffs may follow. Officials want to cut 15 newsroom jobs. The papers operate under a joint operating agreement, and will merge their newsroom staffs for features, sports, photography, multimedia, design an production.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal via Lee Watch

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Wisconsin State Journal: 5+

Posted 01.20.09 • 2009 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Madison, Wis.
Owner: Capital Newspapers, a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times
Effective: Jan. 19, 2009

12 “full-time equivalent positions” will be cut at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times. At least 5 employees were laid off Jan. 19 from the Journal.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal and Paper Cuts tips

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Wisconsin State Journal: 11

Posted 09.21.08 • 2008 layoffs, Paper Cuts

Madison, Wis.
Owner: Capital Newspapers, a partnership between Lee Enterprises and The Capital Times Co.
Date: Aug. 14, 2008

5 employees accepted buyout offers; 6 IT and advertising employees were laid off.
Source: Isthmus

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