Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'Jersey Journal' Survival Plan Lays Off 17, Expands Local News

The reorganization plan to keep The Jersey Journal of Jersey City publishing includes the layoffs of 17 employees -- five in the newsroom -- as well as cutbacks in single-copy distribution sites and an increased emphasis on local news.

Newspaper Guild leaders at the Advance Publications daily added that the agreement with the unions also gives the newspaper greater flexibility in assigning jobs and events to cover, a virtual tearing down of beat walls.

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