Saturday, December 6, 2008

Gannett Cuts Will Reach About 2,000

The latest Gannett newspaper job cuts will end up eliminating about 2,000 positions across all of the company's 85 daily papers, except the Detroit Free Press and USA Today, according to Tara Connell, the company's vice president of corporate communications.

The cutbacks, which will affect about 10 percent of jobs in the company's Community Publishing Division, were announced in late October in a letter from Robert Dickey, president of the community publishing division, to publishers. Those cuts follow a previous downsizing of some 1,000 jobs in the same division in August.

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