The AP via WSJ is reporting that USA Today is stripping 35 jobs from its newsroom. The idea is to feed more content to mobile devices and downplay its print edition.
“The cuts outlined in an internal memo Tuesday are part of a sweeping overhaul announced by USA Today Publisher Dave Hunke in August. About 130 of the 1,500 jobs throughout all of Gannett Co.-owned paper’s departments are expected to be jettisoned by the time the cutting is done. Most of the jobs being trimmed in the newsroom are currently vacant, according to the memo obtained by the Associated Press. USA Today spokesman Ed Cassidy declined to say how many people currently work in the newsroom. USA Today Editor John Hillkirk didn’t return calls.”