The Cycle

Job cuts announced at Tribune’s Baltimore Sun

Another Tribune Co. newspaper will suffer a round of job cuts at least as bad as those announced June 25 at the Hartford Courant.

Baltimore Sun publisher Timothy Ryan told employees that the newspaper, and its community publications, will reduce its workforce through buyouts, layoffs, attrition, and closing open positions. The majority of cuts will occur in the newsroom.

The Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, the union representing 400 employees in various departments, told Sun reporter Lorraine Mirabella that 55 to 60 newsroom jobs are on the chopping block.

Meanwhile, the number of job cuts – 57 – at the Courant had to come as a surprise to many staffers, especially since Tribune COO Randy Michaels the newspaper earlier this month, along with the Sun, as two of the company’s more productive outlets. Employees at newspapers that Michaels said were less productive, such as the Los Angeles Times, have to be wondering what’s in store for them.

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