By paulgillin | December 2, 2007 - 7:18 am - Posted in BusinessModel, Journalism, Layoffs, NewMedia, Newspapers

Departing Sentinel editor takes job with PR firm – SantaCruzSentinel.com, Nov. 30, 2007

Quoting: “Honig acknowledged Thursday that he anticipated further cuts at the150-year-old newspaper following a round of editorial layoffs this summer…The Sentinel’s publisher, David B. Regan, confirmed that he will make an announcement in coming weeks about possible further cuts at the newspaper. He said it has not been determined if layoffs are imminent, but said, ‘Everything is on the table.'”

‘NYT’ To Axe 12 Newsroom Jobs Now, Management Cuts Next Year – Editor & Publisher, Nov. 28, 2007

[The people affected are mainly support and clerical staff, indicating that the Times is still reluctant to take strong medicine. It’s easiest to cut the people at the bottom of the food chain, but laying off executives and veteran reporters is where you get the real cost savings. This move looks more like a sop to investors. – Ed.]

USA TODAY plans to cut 45 newsroom jobs – USATODAY.com, Nov. 15, 2007

[In reporting on its own troubles, USA Today points to a copy of the memo from Editor Ken Paulson, which oddly is hosted on Poynter. – Ed.]

McClatchy’s Kansas City Star offers buyouts – Reuters, Nov, 28, 2007

[As noted in other posts, McClatchy is probably the most troubled newspaper company in the country. Ed.]

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