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Chicago Tribune Cuts 80 Editorial Employees

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The Chicago Tribune did what it does best on Friday, cutting 80 people from its newsroom, according to Chicago Business’ Ann Saphir.

I truly feel for all 80 people. I am a graduate of a Tribune Co. buyout in the 1990s. It’s not fun to be unemployed, especially after serving a top-notch news organization for years. But life will go on, and I wish everyone the best success in their future endeavors.

One note, a little sympathy from the brass wouldn’t hurt. Here’s what Tribune Chief Operating Officer Randy Michaels said in the Chicago Business article:

“We are not running a museum. We are running a business in a time of increased competition and economic hardship,” he says. “We should grieve for those who have been downsized. We should not be mourning the loss of anything else.”

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August 9, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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