Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gannett Delivers on Promise of Layoffs

Last week I tweeted the news that Gannett was planning to lay off up to 1,000 people in its various local newspapers across the nation. Looks like it's all going down right now. Worst hit at this point are the papers in Detroit (132), Cincinnati (up to 100), Nashville (60), and Tucson (about 60), although people are also reporting that four people have been let go from the Indianapolis Star. (When I find out who, I'll let you know.)

For the very latest, check the comments at the unofficial Gannett Blog. Tomorrow that blog shuts down, though, and you'll need to visit the layoff tracker at Gannettoid.


Lori Cates Hand said...

You can also get updates on Twitter at #blackthursday.

Lori Cates Hand said...

A commenter on the Gannett blog says the body count in Indianapolis is up to 11:

"3 exempts and 8 guild-covered: 3 building services people, 1 from online, 3 from fishers buro, 1 longtime paraprofessional"

Lori Cates Hand said...

Lots more details at Ruth Holladay's blog: Thanks to Suz Hobbs for the tip.

Lori Cates Hand said...

Woke up to hear the final toll at the Indy Star is 37. Ruth Holladay has details from the Guild: