Gannett to lay off 10 percent

30 Oct 2008

Gannett is planning to cut about 10 percent of jobs, or about 3,200 staff, at its 80 local papers. It is the second round of layoffs that Gannett has planned in the past two months. In August, Gannett said it would eliminate 1,000 newspaper jobs.

Gannett Newspaper Division President Robert Dickey blamed the cuts on the economy. Gannett reported lower-than-expected profit and said adverti

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Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.