Nashville trimming staff; any other examples?

The Tennessean is seeking 15 buyouts, apparently in the newsroom, according to Nashville Scene. “The news comes amid a series of recent cost-cutting measures at the paper,” the weekly says, “including implementing a hiring freeze, shrinking news hole by what one source says is roughly six pages a month and removing TV listings from rack-sale papers, which has led angry readers to dial the Tennessean customer service number in droves.”

I’m betting those 15 positions are a lot for a newspaper that size. Can anyone fill me in? Send tips to gannettblog@gmail.com. Work at another GCI paper considering buyouts of layoffs? Please let me know, too.

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