Wednesday, July 8, 2009

BREAKING: Layoffs Hit Enquirer, CiN

UPDATE 2 8:10 PM: Wow - high-profile columnist indeed!

Political reporter Peter Bronson was among the cuts, according to WLWT:

Gannett is slashing 1,400 jobs nationwide, and editorial page editor David Wells and columnist Peter Bronson were among the local cuts.

For now, Bronson's blog hasn't been purged from the Enquirer site...

UPDATE 8 PM: Just after we (finally) got this item off to be read, we were able to reach a CityBeat link that Rich Emery had given us.

That link confirms that all of the CiN Weekly staff was laid off today. It also reports (but we can't yet confirm) that one high-profile columnist was laid off, too.

We'll have more on this on Thursday.

Original item below.


We received word of this earlier today via, ironically, our personal twitter - and confirmed it with help from our good friend Rich Emery.

What we heard is that employees at the Enquirer as well as at CiN Weekly (a local entertainment magazine) were hit with layoffs today, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. It looks like most, if not all, of the staff of CiN was laid off, and early reports from WCPO say up to 100 people at the Enquirer as well.

We can't currently confirm that it was the entire staff of CiN Weekly, but that link from the Cincinnati Business Courier suggests that it was. In any case, it would appear as many as 100 people are out of work from 312 Elm today.

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