Gannett Announces First Round of Layoffs Just Weeks After Merger
More newsroom and non-newsroom cuts are expected in the New Year
The Gatehouse-Gannett merger is complete, and the new combined company announced the first round of layoffs last week on #LoveMyNewspaperDay, reports Poynter. Though it is not clear where all of the cuts are from, Poynter said that they include both newsroom and non-newsroom jobs. On Twitter, Andrew Pantazi, a reporter for The Florida Times-Union and president and co-chair of the Times-Union Guild, has been tracking the Gannett layoffs. According to a self-reporting Google doc, as of 7:40 p.m. PST yesterday, 215 jobs have been eliminated, including 29 at The Indianapolis Star, 35 at “corporate,” 11 at ThriveHive, and 11 at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, to name a few.
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