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August 1st, 2013 By German Lopez | News | Posted In: News, Media

Massive Layoffs at Gannett Papers, Including 'Enquirer'

Kentucky office reportedly closed, moved to Cincinnati

749px-cincinnati-enquirer-buildingThe Enquirer building - Photo: Derek Jensen

The Cincinnati Enquirer and its parent company Gannett went through another string of layoffs today, including the reported closing of the newspaper’s Kentucky office.

[CityBeat followed up on this story on Aug. 2 here.]

Jim Romenesko reported on his journalism industry blog that there were layoffs at The Kentucky Enquirer, the Kentucky edition of the local newspaper. One commenter on Gannett Blog echoed the report, saying the Kentucky offices had been closed down and moved to Cincinnati.

Gannett Blog reports 11 layoffs at Cincinnati branches, including the Community Press and Community Recorder. That coincides with more than 150 layoffs at newspapers around the country, according to the blog.

Because of Gannett’s secrecy with staffing issues, it’s difficult to confirm any specific report. No names have been provided yet.

CityBeat was tipped off about the layoffs earlier in the day by a source close to The Enquirer.

A spokesperson wasn’t available for questions about the layoffs, but Jeremy Gaines, vice president of communications at Gannett, told Romenesko, “Some USCP (U.S. Community Publishing) sites are making cuts to align their business plans with local market conditions.”

Gannett CEO Gracia Martore proudly claimed on July 22, “We are accelerating our transformation into the ‘New Gannett’ every day.”

 
 
08.02.2013 at 05:01 Reply

Reporting, anyone? There were several names mentioned and confirmed on Facebook and Twitter. And now, 24 hours later, CityBeat still has no information or even a followup. Or anything.

 

08.02.2013 at 08:58

We actually did do an update here: http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4927-%E2%80%98enquirer%E2%80%99_closes_kentucky_west_chester_offices.html

 

I'll edit a link into this story.

 

 
 
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