Post-Dispatch lays off 13 in newsroom

Staff at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch received this short email from Editor Gilbert Bailon midday Friday:

We regret to announce that economic conditions caused the Post-Dispatch to lay off 13 newsroom employees, four editors and nine members of the Guild. The layoffs have ended.

Gilbert Bailon


Total, the Post-Dispatch laid off 23, it said in a story Friday afternoon. Friday morning, Jim Romenesko reported that four news managers had been laid off Thursday night.

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