Tribune commemorates holiday season with layoffs

Posted by Mitchell - December 2, 2005 (entry 383)

As a sign of the company's priorities, the Chicago Tribune announced a move that would bring holiday cheer to investors: it would lay off 28 newsroom staff and cut a bunch of staff. This might well be par for the course across the newspaper industry, but the Tribune company is more than just newspapers.

Note also that Tribune profits are down despite the company's ongoing efforts at breaking the law to maintain profits. (Way to go guys! Clearly you guys aren't breaking enough laws. What's with you?)

Tribune layoffs are unfortunately nothing new, but what is new (and kind of inspiring) is that has launched an online campaign against the action.

Update: The Tribune-owned Los Angeles Times is covering the action. Hey, here's another Tribune-related round of layoffs you may want to cover.

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