Friday, July 10, 2009

Clarion-Ledger Publisher Explains 20 Layoffs

Following a directive from its corporate owner, Gannett, The Clarion-Ledger laid off 20 people Thursday—7 percent off its already-depleted staff—in addition to freezing the positions open from recent resignations. Three of those positions were in the newsroom, a source inside the paper tells the Jackson Free Press.

The layoffs were confirmed to Clarion-Ledger staff in a letter Thursday from Publisher Larry K. Whitaker. Here is the letter ...

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