Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Westword cuts staffers, pay amid ‘roughest stretch we’ve ever seen’

The layoffs and cutbacks keep coming. After exhaustively reporting on the impending sale — and possible shutdown — of the Rocky Mountain News last month, Denver’s alternative weekly Westword turns a spotlight on itself, writing in blog posts that three staffers were laid off Monday and top brass at parent company Village Voice Media (VVM) are taking 10 percent to 15 percent pay cuts.

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