16 laid off from Orlando Sentinel newsroom

MediaWire tip
Current and former staff say 12 of those laid off were full-time employees; four were part-time. Movie critic Roger Moore was reportedly one of them. The cuts came from various parts of the newsroom but appear to have struck the copy desk particularly hard. In addition, I’m told that several open positions were eliminated. Editor Mark Russell told the staff how many had been laid off in a newsroom meeting on Wednesday, a source tells me. I sought a comment from Tribune Co. and will update if I get further information. || Earlier: LA Times to lay off 10-20 | Chicago Tribune lays off about 20 in July

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  • Anonymous

    Oh and what wonderful and sensitive timing Orlando Sentinel. RIGHT before the holidays!

  • Anonymous

    Reallllllllly couldn’t wait until after the Holiday’s huh, Sentinel. Just onnnnnnne more month.

  • Anonymous

    Realllllllly couldn’t wait until after the holiday’s, huh Sentinel. Just onnnnnne more month.

  • Anonymous

    “…but appear to have struck the copy desk particularly hard.”
    That is bee cuz no buddy care about typo’s in the newspaper any more. There is a lot more of them in many paypers then there used to have. Funny, Bradenton Herald where I live in Florida has less typo’s now than 5 or ten years ago, but most are typoer alsoe SEO head lines are stupid, please make them stop.