The Advocate

The Advocate of Baton Rouge (and increasingly New Orleans), La., wants to reduce its number of full-time employees by 5 percent, Timothy Boone reports. Half the reductions -- about 19 altogether -- will be taken from the news departments, Boone writes.

"If not enough employees take the plan, then there would be involuntary layoffs in some departments," Boone reports.

The Advocate has hired a number of former Times-Picayune employees in recent months; the two papers are locked in an increasingly interesting newspaper war.

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