Monday, November 24, 2008

150 to be cut at Tennessean: paper

From The (Nashville) City Paper

There appears to be little love loss between the rest of the city’s media and the denizens of 1100 Broadway. But nobody in the local journalism community wishes on the Tennessean newsroom what sources say is coming next.

According to media sources with ties to the Gannett-owned daily, as many as 150 layoffs – not buyouts – are going to hit the paper perhaps as early as the first week in December. How many of those will come out of the newsroom is unknown.

The move would be in keeping with the 3,000 job cuts Gannett announced last month. Sources say the mood in the normally tense and uptight Tennessean newsroom is even worse than usual for obvious reasons.

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