The New York Post is calling it a “massacre.” 120 jobs gone at Newsday in New York… claiming reporters, writers, editors and the entire national desk.
Some people were fired on the spot yesterday. Others have been given a voluntary buyouts option. If not taken, there will be “mandatory cuts.”
The ax lifting is not over… owner Sam Zell has reportedly said that the Washington bureau set up for all the Tribune-owned papers is “unsustainable,” leading to the possibility of further cutbacks.
This has been a terrible week for newspaper journalists, awaiting news of their possible demise, with the L.A. Daily News and the Boston Globe announcing layoffs.