Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Layoffs were underway Friday at Gannett, which merged with GateHouse in late 2019 to become the largest newspaper chain in the U.S. with 261 newspapers in 46 states. Relying on comments from Gannett CEO Mike Reed, Poynter’s Rick Edmonds gauged that some 4% of Gannett’s 24,000 employees, around 960 — may be slated to be cut. Get the Poynter newsletter that's right for you. GateHouse parent New Media Investment Group completed a $1.2 billion cash-and-stock buy of USA Today parent Gannett, the companies announced Nov. 19. A Gannett company spokesperson didn’t provide a number or a reason for the layoffs, but did email Poynter this: “We remain steadfast in our efforts to integrate our new company in order to realize the full potential of our combined resources and scale to sustain and preserve quality journalism for the long-term. Thinking of colleagues dealing with this as they do important work.”, Sean Lahman, a watchdog reporter at the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York, tweeted, “Gannett/Gatehouse is conducting layoffs this morning across the country. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Gannett's Chief Financial Officer Alison K. Engel announced she will leave the company at the end of the first quarter of 2020. In Monday’s note, Bascobert said that while traffic and online subscriptions have soared in recent weeks, direct advertising has slowed as many marketers and advertisers have halted campaigns, adding that Gannett expects revenue to “decline considerably during this period.”. NJTV also did not cover the governor’s delegation meeting. Layoffs hit numerous Gannett papers this week. The swing state local newsrooms to follow, Election Day compounded an already trying year for journalists of color, Why a lengthy vote count is a fact-checker’s nightmare, Teaching Project Manager - Saint Petersburg, FL, International Training Project Manager - Saint Petersburg, FL, Newsroom Collaborative Manager - Atlanta, GA. U.S. election leads front pages around the world. *In March, Gannett asked its employees to make a “collective sacrifice” during the pandemic, as the company made deep cuts, including unpaid furloughs, pay reductions and layoffs. Kristen Hare covers the transformation of local news for Poynter.org and writes a weekly newsletter on the transformation of local news. “Once again, Gannett has shown it doesn’t care about the role journalists play in democracy,” tweeted Andrew Pantazi, a reporter and the president of the Florida Times-Union Guild. Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. I am fluent in Spanish, excel under pressure, & nothing stops me from making photos (just ask Bevo XV). She previously worked as a staff writer…, After coronavirus furloughs, Gannett newspapers lay off journalists around the country, © All Rights Reserved Poynter Institute 2020, follow furloughs and other cost reductions, Election Day compounded an already trying year for journalists of color, Why a lengthy vote count is a fact-checker’s nightmare, 10 issues you may have missed while the U.S. focuses on the presidential election, U.S fact-checkers debunked at least 10 hoaxes involving Pennsylvania and Florida on Election Day, Teaching Project Manager - Saint Petersburg, FL, International Training Project Manager - Saint Petersburg, FL, Newsroom Collaborative Manager - Atlanta, GA.

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