Layoffs Coming to Gannett, Tennessean?


Tanking in the newspaper biz isn't news. In fact, it's become a pastime in my former stomping grounds, South Florida.

But Gannett, creator of the McNewspaper, may look to do some trimming soon. According to Gannett Blog, authored by a former USA Today editor and reporter, sources say 4,500 layoffs are coming down the pike at Gannett newspapers July 8. This time the lowly beat reporter won't be the only pink-slip recipient. Middle management is on the chopping block, too. To wit:

On June 4, a source known to me (I have their name and company affiliation) sent me an e-mail. As best I can recall, the source has been 100% accurate in the past on multiple tips. The source told me that another round of layoffs "will happen on July 8." That is the day people will be notified, they said. Middle-management will be included this time, they said. And no more new furloughs are are being scheduled for the third quarter.

Are layoffs coming to The Tennessean?

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