Wednesday, February 27, 2008

22 to go at LADN *

Word just in that MediaNews will cut 6 managers and 16 newsroom union staffers at the Los Angeles Daily News

That's the bad news and the really bad news is that anyone who entertained the thought of leaving will have only until noon tomorrow (Thursday) to make his/her plans known. (Well, maybe it won't be so bad if 22 people already had plans to move on?) 

An incentive to take the exit is the offer of the same severance package (per the Guild contract) as will be given those who will be shown the door Friday(!). Details to come later at The Paper Trail.

* UPDATE: LAObserved post on the disheartening news here.


Anonymous said...

I hope the guild is asking for the Daily News or Mediawer'/;News finacial records showing they are losing money to justify the layoffs. OPEN TH BOOKS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a no-win situation for us workers. True, the community will be further under-served, but I'm particularly simpathetic to the people who are losing their jobs.