Sunday, November 16, 2008

Layoffs At New Haven Register

The recession claimed 128 people’s jobs in New Haven, as a manufacturer announced it’s closing its doors and the city’s last daily newspaper laid off 20 employees and shut down an entertainment weekly called Play.

Paul Bass PhotoThe double-whammy hit H.B. Ives in Wooster Square and the New Haven Register.

Five newsroom cuts are among 20 positions being eliminated today, newsroom sources confirmed.

Three of the five laid-off reporters and editors comprised the entire editorial staff of Play, the weekly arts and entertainment newspaper the Register publishes. That publication, which was formed to compete with the Tribune-owned weekly New Haven Advocate, is being shut down.


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