Friday, July 10, 2009

Freep exempt from latest round of Gannett layoffs

The Detroit Free Press is exempt from the mass layoffs taking place today at McLean, Va.-based corporate parent Gannett Co. Inc.

“We had a staff reduction and expense reduction at the beginning of June,” said Rich Harshbarger, vice president of consumer marketing for the Detroit Media Partnership, the Gannett-controlled company that handles the joint business operations of the Free Press and The Detroit News, which is owned by another publishing company, MediaNews Group.

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