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June 6, 2008

Tribune Cuts

Filed under: journalism,newspapers — Lynne @ 5:42 pm

From today’s Wall Street Journal

Tribune Co. Chairman Sam Zell detailed planned changes to the company’s struggling newspaper division, including a reduction in the number of pages and staffers at its daily papers.

Mr. Zell also disclosed that Tribune has collected data on the productivity of every journalist at its papers and plans to use that data to “right-size” the staff size to correspond with smaller newspapers. The company didn’t detail the planned size or timing of staff reductions but said decisions would be left up to publishers of the individual papers. “You can eliminate a fair number of people while eliminating not very much content,” Mr. Michaels said. FULL ARTICLE

Former LA Times editor criticizes the Tribune’s plan.

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