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Report: More Than 200 Layoffs at Gannett’s Community Papers (Gannett Blog)
Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing newspaper division has now cut an estimated 218 jobs across at least 37 worksites, according to Gannett Blog readers. These figures are very preliminary and are almost certain to rise in the days ahead as more employees are notified. Most of the job losses were through layoffs over the past 24 hours, with a much smaller number comprising open positions that have been permanently eliminated, according to these readers. Other cost-cutting measures across the 81-title division include eliminating travel spending — all, in response to weaker-than-expected advertising revenue in the second quarter that may be spilling over into the current one. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nine positions are being eliminated at The Post-Crescent in Appleton and seven at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Among those cut was longtime Press-Gazette editorial cartoonist Joe Heller, sources said. The layoffs include both journalists and non-newsroom employees. Cincinnati City Beat Because of Gannett’s secrecy with staffing issues, it’s difficult to confirm any specific report. No names have been provided yet. JimRomenesko.com Here are the layoff reports I’m getting from Gannett papers.
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But it’s not all bad news. Some papers have actually seen growth, with the biggest increases coming from the York Daily Record in Pennsylvania (up 16.45 percent from April through September) and Women’s Wear Daily, which showed a 14.31 percent jump. This is good news for the Condé Nast-owned fashion trade, which became the latest pub owned by the media company to cut staff on Friday.
Other papers to show growth included Michigan’s Oakland Press (up 7.26 percent), the Las Vegas Review-Journal (6.56 percent), the Chattanooga Times Free Press (2.18 percent) and the Ogden Standard-Examiner in Utah (1.89 percent).
Of the top five gainers, The Wall Street Journal had by far the highest total circulation, coming in at 2.024 million as of September 30. That’s a small increase — 0.61 percent — over the same period last year, but enough to push the Journal to the number one spot in circulation over USA TODAY, which posted a 17 percent decline during the last six months.