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August Newspaper Layoffs Total 425 People

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Newspapers announced 425 layoffs in August. The the 12th of the month the San Diego Union-Tribune said it would let go 112 people.

Aug. 29: The Catholic Chronicle of Toledo, Ohio, two people.
Aug. 26: Suburban Journals of St. Louis, 24 people in editorial and 28 in advertising.
Aug. 21: Middletown (N.Y.) Times Herald-Record, 30 people.
Aug. 21: Fort Collins (Colo.) Coloradoan, nine people.
Aug/ 21: Boca Raton (Fla.) News ceases print edition, and will publish online. Unknown number of employees.
Aug. 20: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 18 people.
Aug. 18: The Register-Guard of Eugene, Ore., 16 people.
Aug. 16: The Nacodoches (Texas) Daily Sentinel, four people.
Aug. 14: The Lufkin (Texas) Daily News, 11 people.
Aug. 14: Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times in Madison, Wisc., 15 people.
Aug. 12: The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y, 20 people in advertising and 50 in the Information Center.
Aug. 12: The San Diego Union-Tribune, 112 people.
Aug. 6: The Wilson (N.C.) Times, 15 people.
Aug. 5: Miami Herald, 16 people. A total of 34 positions, many unmanned, are eliminated.
Aug. 4: Milwaukee Journal, 92 people. This includes the 37 who took the buyout package on July 28.

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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Written by newscycle

October 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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