17 reporters and editors are the latest downsizing casualty at the Chicago Sun-Times. The layoffs were done via phone. Two other newsroom employees took buyouts. In all, this round of cuts eliminated 36 editorial department jobs.
The Chicago Tribune reports the paper’s objective was to reduce its editorial payroll by $3 million as part of parent Sun-Times Media Group’s effort to cut $50 million in operating costs.
Columnist Esther Cepeda was among those laid-off .