Sources are telling Louisville.com that 36 employees have been laid off at the Louisville Courier Journal, in what seems to be a nationwide two percent staff reduction by the Courier's parent company Gannett.
Sources tell Louisville.com that some of the cuts are coming from the the weekly Velocity publication and Neighborhoods section. At this point, our sources have told us that among those laid off were:
Updated June 21, 2011 8:15 p.m. by Zach Everson
Rick Redding at LouisvilleKY.com (it's like this site, but water soluble) has his own list. It's kinda like our list, but kinda not:
He also heard that David Dailey, Lifestyles editor, resigned today.
And from restaurant writer Marty Rosen's Facebook profile:
Gannett is eliminating an entire cohort of talented, energetic young journalists (people who started at Velocity and whose work has brought a vibrant new perspective to arts/culture coverage in Metro Louisville), as well as a number of veterans whose work has had a major impact on the city for years. A devastating day not just for those losing their positions, but for the entire community.
Updated June 21, 2011 8:42 p.m. by Zach Everson
The Courier-Journal (or what's left of it) speaks. Fifty employees, not 36 as we reported, were laid off. The executive summary:
Updated June 22, 2011 8:59 a.m. by Zach Everson
From Gabe Bullard at WFPL (a site that posts a lot of articles each day too, only it begs for money twice a year so it has full-time writers):
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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