Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Owner of 2 Philadelphia dailies laying off 35

Union officials say the owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News is laying off at least 35 workers.

The layoffs would hit both newspapers and would be effective at the end of the year. The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia says they include 13 photo staffers, 12 full- and part-time copy editors, four graphic artists and six advertising workers. Layoffs among management are also planned.

The union says the company, Philadelphia Media Holdings, believes the job cuts are necessary because revenue continues to decline.

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