Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Cuts coming at Springfield News-Leader

Another round of layoffs is on the way at Gannett, making it certain that some of those who lose their jobs will be at the Springfield News-Leader:

Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher by daily circulation, will cut between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs out of its 41,500-person work force in response to continuing revenue declines, according to a person familiar with the company's thinking.

Gannett, which like most newspaper publishers is suffering from steep advertising declines, cut about 10% of its work force last year. The McLean, Va.-based company reported net income fell 60% in the first quarter.
The cuts will come from the U.S. Community Publishing division, which consists of Gannett's more than 80 local dailies, the person said, and won't affect the company's flagship, USA Today. The exact number of jobs to be cut wasn't clear. The cuts will be disclosed in the next few days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope Chad Livengood gets to keep his job. He and Dave Cataneese are the best political reporters in Missouri and by far the most fair.

The two big city papers are hopelessly in the tank for the Democrats and the little papers just don't offer much in the way of political coverage.