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Chicago Sun-Times Cuts At Least Four

The Sun-Times has cut four newsroom staffers, including two staffers with 11 years each at the paper, reports Robert Feder.

Columnist Lewis Lazare covered media and marketing for the paper’s business section, and had 11 years with the paper.

Misha Davenport, features reporter, also had 11 years with the paper.

Steve Tucker, assistant sports editor and prep sports writer, and Cheryl Jackson, general assignment news reporter, were also cut.

The irony is that the news of the layoffs comes just a day after the death of Jim Tyree, who was Sun Times Media Chairman and who saved the paper from being liquidated in 2009. “It certainly had nothing to do with yesterday’s news,” CEO Jeremy Halbreich told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s the continuation of our implementing our system and finding additional efficiencies in terms of being able to do things centrally rather than spread out in eight different directions.”

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