Three New Jersey papers to lay off half of editorial staffs

Posted on January 14, 2011

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There will be 99 staffers vying for 53 remaining positions at three New Jersey newspapers. The axed positions amount to the elimination of half of the editorial staffs at the three papers. Gannett owns the three newspapers involved in the layoffs. They are: the Courier News in Somerville, the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick and the Daily Record in Morris County. The cuts are slated for February. Impacted employees will receive severance packages. Since 2008, Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, has laid off more than 300 full-time and about 20 part-time employees.

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