The Atlanta Journal Constitution announced this morning that it will be cutting 30% of its staff – 90 people from the newsroom and another 100 employees from the distribution/circulation area of the paper. 48 part-time news staffers were let go yesterday. The downsizing brings news staff to about 230 full-time positions.
As part of the cost-cutting measures, AJC will eliminate distribution to 7 counties, reducing its circulation area, effective April 26..
This is the third and largest round of job cuts. In 2006 AJC news staff was about 500. The publisher says the paper’s goal is to regain profitability in 2010.