Denver Post cutting a third of its newsroom positions: reports
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.
In a staff meeting, the @DenverPost editor just told us that we are cutting 30 positions in the newsroom.
There are some sobs in the room.
— Jon Murray (@JonMurray) March 14, 2018
The newspaper currently has about 90 people in its newsroom and will see its staff cut by a third.
The owners if The Denver Post, @digitalfirst, are forcing or 30 people in the newsroom. This is a third of our staff, and it is devastating.
— Noelle Phillips (@Noelle_Phillips) March 14, 2018
The owner of the Post, the hedge fund Digital First Media, has been cutting positions in the past few years.
Digital First Media also announced there will be “significant” layoffs to the papers it owns in California, the Los Angeles Times reported in January.
— Ian Gassman (@IanGassman) March 14, 2018
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.
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