Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gannett announces more consolidation, layoffs

Gannett Company, publisher of The Daily Advertiser, Times of Acadiana, Quik Quarter and four other daily newspapers in Louisiana, announced this week further consolidation as it struggles, like publishers of dailies around the country, with declining revenue. In an internal memo obtained by the INDsider, Gannett’s South Group Vice President Leslie Hurst, who is also publisher of The Advertiser, informed employees that printing of The Town Talk (Alexandria’s daily) and its related products will be moved to the Lafayette press on Bertrand Street beginning in late October. A source tells the INDsider the consolidation is creating more than three dozen lay-offs, most of them apparently in Alexandria.

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