PROVIDENCE– Gannett Co., moms and dad of The Providence Journal and other regional papers, began layoffs at a number of publications Aug. 12, a week after the business reported a $53.7 million loss in the 2nd quarter, according to report.
Pointer.org reported Gannett Media President Maribel Perez Wadsworth informed personnel in an e-mail when the loss was revealed that the business would make “needed however unpleasant decreases to staffing” and get rid of some employment opportunities.
Providence Paper Guild Administrator Standard Welsh informed Providence Organization News Monday he was uninformed of any layoffs of guild members at The Providence Journal or at Gannett’s other regional documents in Brockton, Providence, Worcester, Quincy and Fall River. He stated the business has actually not reacted to his ask for info on any layoffs that have actually occurred or are prepared in the area.
Gannett s pokesperson Lark-Marie Anton decreased to inform Pointer.org the number of workers were laid off, which departments and/or newsrooms they operated in, and whether Gannett had any extra rounds of cuts prepared.
” We have actually been transparent about the requirement to progress our operations and expense structure in line with our development technique, while likewise requiring to take speedy action offered the difficult financial environment,” Anton composed in an emailed declaration to Pointer.org. “These staffing decreases are extremely tough, and we are grateful for the contributions of our leaving coworkers.”
Jon Schleuss, president of the NewsGuild, which represents more than 1,500 Gannett reporters throughout approximately 50 newsrooms, informed Pointer.org Aug 12 the union had actually tracked 35 layoffs throughout 20 newsrooms. 2 of them were from unionized documents.
Deadline.com reported reporters at the Athens (Georgia) Banner-Herald, (South Texas) Caller-Times, Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune, Ventura County Star, St. Cloud (Minnesota) Times, Monroe (Louisiana) News-Star, Billerica (Massachusetts) Minuteman, (Milwaukee) Journal Guard, Panama City (Florida) News-Herald, the (Kentucky) Carrier Journal along with Gadsden Times, Tuscaloosa News, Montgomery Marketer (all in Alabama) reported layoffs at their publications. It is uncertain if any personnel at U.S.A. Today, the business’s flagship paper, were laid off.
Lisa Stratton, vice president for New England news for Gannett, might not be instantly grabbed discuss Monday.
The business owns and runs a number of documents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, consisting of The Providence Journal, The Taunton Gazette, The Newport Daily News, The Cape Cod Times, The Herald News in Fall River, The Worcester Telegram and The Standard-Times in New Bedford. Gannett likewise owns publications in almost every state in the country, along with operations in the UK.
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