Indy Star could eliminate up to 95 jobs, blog says

In one of the first ground-level estimates I’ve seen, blogger Ruth Holladay reports that Indianapolis Star Publisher Michael Kane (left) told employees: “At this early stage, I’m guessing that we could be eliminating up to 95 positions, hopefully less. This is very difficult news to share, but our economic outlook demands it.”

The Star employs 1,100, according to its official Corporate page, so Kane’s upper estimate would equal nearly 9% of the paper’s workforce. That’s in line with the 10% layoff figure newspaper division President Bob Dickey gave in his memo earlier today.

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3 Responses to “Indy Star could eliminate up to 95 jobs, blog says”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    At the statesman Journal in Salem Oregon, we were told 6-10% gone by 1st week of December. Our full time work force is at 190.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    In Cherry Hill, our publisher was such a doll. His e-mail to staffers here: “To all Courier Post Employees – please read the attached note from Bob Dickey, President of Gannett U.S. Community Publishing.”

    Helpful and informative, no?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    That was basically the same message the Visalia publisher sent out.

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