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Denver Post cutting a third of its newsroom positions: reports

Denver Post cutting a third of its newsroom positions: reports
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The Denver Post is reportedly cutting 30 people from its newsroom, one-third of the paper's staff.

The Post’s city hall reporter Jon Murray tweeted that an editor announced the news during a staff meeting. “There are some sobs in the room,” Murray added.

The newspaper currently has about 90 people in its newsroom and will see its staff cut by a third.

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The owner of the Post, the hedge fund Digital First Media, has been cutting positions in the past few years.

The Denver Post recently cut 10 positions in 2017, according to the Denver Business Journal. More than 20 staffers also took buyouts or were laid off in 2016, according to Westword.

Digital First Media also announced there will be “significant” layoffs to the papers it owns in California, the Los Angeles Times reported in January.

The cuts in Denver are reportedly set to happen by April 9.

Murray tweeted that the paper will at first seek volunteers for severance packages, but it’s unclear what will happen after that.