Thursday, October 18, 2007

More newsroom staff cuts happening

Media companies continue to assert that cuts to newsroom staff levels must be part of their cost-saving fix aimed at slowing their steady decline of profits.

In the past week, cuts have been announced in Detroit and San Antonio. Now there is speculation that more cuts will come at the Washington Post.

Rick Weiss, national reporter and co-chair of the Post unit of the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild writes:

“I’ve certainly heard for many months now that the last round of buyouts didn’t achieve the cost savings that they hoped for, and I’ve heard more recently that the most recent economic numbers here cannot support the current staffing levels here.”
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