Friday, January 16, 2009

Boston Globe Plans 5th Cut in Newsroom

More bad news at the Boston Globe, according to an article today, experiencing its 5th newsroom cut since 2001. But the first newsroom-only cut. This time, as many as 50 full-time newsroom employees -- which includes, the Globe's website. This is the first time employees are eligible for a buyout.

In 2000, the Globe had 552 full-time jobs. Before the buyouts take place, the Globe & had 350 and 29 news employees, respectively.

That means the Globe will have 329 positions total, down approx. 200 jobs from 9 years ago. Clearly the Globe has been shrinking the size of its daily paper to reduce costs, but that has coverage implications.

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