Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Newspaper Guild: Journal to cut 100 jobs

Some 100 jobs will be eliminated at the Providence Journal Co., including 18 news and 34 advertising positions, the president of the Providence Journal Unit of the Providence Newspaper Guild confirmed this afternoon.

“It’s very sad, there are some very good people that are going out the door on this,” said John Hill, union chief and a reporter for The Providence Journal, the state’s major daily newspaper, which is owned by Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp. (NYSE: AHC).

Of the 100 local jobs, 52 are Guild positions, comprising 18 news and 34 advertising personnel. He said their last day of work is scheduled to be March 6.

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