Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cleveland newspaper lays off 27 in newsroom

The Plain Dealer has laid off 27 newsroom employees because of the struggling economy.

The cuts on Tuesday were part of a previously announced reduction of 50 jobs at Ohio's largest newspaper, representing 21 percent of its unionized newsroom staff.

The Plain Dealer first announced the cuts in October, citing poor advertising revenue and a struggling newspaper industry. The paper said it would begin layoffs if enough employees did not volunteer to leave.

Editor Susan Goldberg says 27 employees were informed of the layoffs by phone. She wouldn't comment on whether the other 23 employees took buyouts.

There were 299 employees in the newsroom, 238 of them represented by the Northeast Ohio Newspaper Guild.

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