Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Report: Suburban Journals Lays Off Seven, Others to Take One Week Furlough
By Chad Garrison
on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 2:14 PM
According to the site Paper Cuts
, four editorial staffers and three advertising employees have been fired form the chain of suburban weeklies. The website also reports that remaining Journals employees will be required to take a one-week furlough before October 1.
Since being acquired by Lee Enterprises as part of the Post-Dispatch
purchase in 2005, the Journals
has had several rounds of layoffs
, including the firing of a reporter who took a bullet
while working for the publication.
attempted to reach the Journals'
new publisher, Tom Wiley, today. His receptionist told us he was out of town until Monday. Perhaps he is, or maybe he's just being, uhm, wily?
A website that tracks layoffs in the newspaper industry reports this week that seven employees were recently let go from the