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Layoffs and buyouts at The Seattle Times

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Kolchak, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Kolchak

    Kolchak Member

    The timing couldn't be better. Merry Christmas everyone!

    Jim Romenesko has the company e-mail:

    Here's an article from The Stranger that says the newsroom budget will be cut by 6%, whatever that means.
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it just be newspaper perfect to be told your job was "mission critical" and get denied, then a few weeks later get laid off anyway?
  3. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

    Sports hired two fairly high-salaried employees this summer...Bud Wither's replacement and a columnist replacement for Jerry Brewer.
  4. indiehead

    indiehead New Member

    And Matt Pentz has hardly been well received locally
  5. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    What is the existing circulation? The approximate newsroom staffing?
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    In other NW newspaper news - the publisher The Eugene Register-Guard hired away from the Oregonian last summer is gone.

    In holiday bonus news (Gannett edition) TEGNA employees (TV) get $400 for a bonus. Gannett (newspaper) people get an extra paid day off (which will come in handy when the furloughs are announced).
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  7. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Class move for a newspaper asking another paper to out a source.
  9. Kolchak

    Kolchak Member

    The second article I linked counted 202 newsroom employees, but that's just going off of the staff listed on their website.
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