It was rumored to happen since early this morning… and it did. 22 newsroom jobs will be eliminated tomorrow at the L.A. Daily News, bringing the editorial staff down to 100.
The AP reports the paper’s editor-in-chief, Ron Kaye, was emotional as he broke the news today to his employees.
Some staffers volunteered to leave. Those laid-off will be informed Friday, making it their last day. According to a union rep, they’ll get 2 to 6 weeks of severance pay, depending on their years of service, and three months of health care coverage.
The Daily News is owned by MediaNews Group.