What's black and white and red all over?

Dateline: Wed 01 Jul 2009

A dead newspaper.

Here's the latest from Editor and Publisher -- Gannett will eliminate 1,000 jobs (confirmed) and possibly as many as 2,000 or more.

Here's the gist:

"NEW YORK The Gannett Co. confirmed today that it will reduce its workforce within the next several days.

Gannett executives told told The New York Times' Richard Perez-Pena that the McLean, Va.-based company is getting ready to issue another round of layoffs.

The company is preparing to lay off more than 1,000 employees as the largest newspaper publisher's workforce continues to shrink along with its advertising sales, AP reported last Tuesday.

Between 1,000 and 2,000 people will lose their jobs in Gannett's latest round of cutbacks, according to a story published Tuesday on The Wall Street Journal's Web site, cited by AP. The Journal quoted an unnamed person familiar with the McLean, Va.-based company's thinking.

Gannett Spokeswoman Tara Connell told E&P: 'We have been doing layoffs and we will be doing layoffs. In terms of a large-scale layoff, we have no comment.'"

Lovely. Now I know how to dress for Halloween: a dead newspaper. Blood is an appropriate touch, since that is what is being drained by Gannett from its workers.

Comments

Ink Stain [unverified] said:

14oo head of cattle is the final count (via email from B.Dickey)

2009-07-01 15:33:21

ruthholl [Member] said:

Thanks ink stain. I just got a copy of that email tonite. Will try to post it tomorrow.

2009-07-01 20:54:55

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