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January Newspaper Layoffs Total 2,256 People

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Here is the breakdown of layoffs at newspapers in the United States for the month of January 2009. It totals 2,256 people.

Jan. 31: Observer Publishing Co. of Washington, Pa., 13 people.
Jan. 31: The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind., five people
Jan. 31: St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press, eight people
Jan. 31: The Wenatchee (Wash.) World, 12 people
Jan. 30: Rapid City (S.D.) Journal, four people
Jan. 30: Hershey (Pa.) Chronicle to close, seven people
Jan. 30: Los Angeles Times, 300 people
Jan. 30: A.H. Belo chain, 500 people
Jan. 29: Baltimore Examiner to close, 90 people
Jan. 29: Minneapolis Star Tribune, seven people
Jan. 28: The Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram, five people
Jan. 28: The Daily Reflector of Greenville, N.C., 23 people
Jan. 28: The Missoulian of Montana, six people
Jan. 28: Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Md., 111 people
Jan. 27: Valley News of Shenandoah, Iowa, three people
Jan. 27: Hutchinson (Kan.) News, four people
Jan. 27: Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald, 15 people
Jan. 27: The Montana Standard of Butte, six people
Jan. 22: The Globe Gazette of Mason City, Iowa, nine people
Jan. 22: The River Valley Newspaper Group of Wisconsin, 10 people
Jan. 22: Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle, eight people
Jan. 22: The Journal Star of Peoria, Ill., 11 people
Jan. 21: Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftian, six people
Jan. 20: Daily Herald of Provo, Utah, 52 people
Jan. 18: Charlotte (Fla.) Sun, 30 people
Jan. 16: Napa Valley (Calif.) Register, two people
Jan. 15: Boston Globe, 50 people
Jan. 15: Muscatine (Iowa) Journal, four people
Jan. 15: The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, N.Y., 16 people
Jan. 15: Rutland (Vt.) Herald and Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times Argus, 14 people
Jan. 14: Ogden (W.Va.) Intelligencer, three people
Jan. 14: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, 15 people
Jan. 14: San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 people
Jan. 13: Billings (Mont.) Gazette, eight people
Jan. 12: Financial Times, 80 people
Jan. 11: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 156 people
Jan. 10: Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald, 10 people
Jan. 10, Hanover (Pa.) Evening Sun, nine people
Jan. 9: Sun-Times Media Group to close 12 weeklies, 15 people
Jan. 9: Christian Science Monitor in Boston, at least 15 people
Jan. 8: Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal, seven people
Jan. 8: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 39 people
Jan. 8: Hattiesburg (Miss.) American, 38 people
Jan. 8: Wyoming Tribune Eagle in Cheyenne, two people
Jan. 8: The Daily Breeze of Torrence, Calif., 15 people
Jan. 8: Daily News and the Press Telegram in Los Angeles, 10 people
Jan. 7: Hanford (Calif.) Sentinel, 12 people
Jan. 7: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 23 people
Jan. 7: Hunterdon (N.J.) County Democrat, 25 people
Jan. 7: The Record-Journal of Meriden, Conn., 45 people
Jan. 6: Tulsa World, 28 people
Jan. 5: Westword of Vail, Colo., three people
Jan. 5: Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, 60 people
Jan. 5: Newton (Mass.) Record ceases operations, four people
Jan. 5: The Republican of Springfield, Mass., 36 people
Jan. 4: East Valley Tribune of Phoenix, 142 people. This was announced in advance in October of 2008.
Jan. 4: Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer, 50 people
Jan. 2: Sound Publishing of Everett, Wash., 44 people
Jan. 1: Asian Week in San Francisco, 11 people.

Here are News Cycle’s month-by-month lists of newspaper job cuts this year:

December — 752 people.
November — 293 people.
October — 375 people.
September — 347 people.
August — 425 people.
July — 2,505 people.
June — 318 people.
May — 1,084 people.
April — 1,350 people.
March — 3,943 people.
February — 1,492 people.
January — 2,256 people.

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March 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

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