Several employees at Alabama Media Group have been laid off, the Advance-owned regional media company announced Tuesday.
In a memo to staffers announcing the cuts, Alabama Media Group executive Michelle Holmes said between five and nine positions will be eliminated in each of the company’s main sites across the state.
“We know many of you will say goodbye to trusted colleagues and friends,” Holmes wrote. “We wish the best for those who leave our organization today and thank them for their dedication and good work.”
In a release, Alabama Media Group said the cuts will be accompanied by an increased focus on core areas of coverage including breaking news, high school and college sports and Alabama culture. It also notes the company is committed to producing video and hiring staffers who can create “original programming.”
Alabama Media Group, the parent company of several newspapers throughout the state, earlier this year went through a round of layoffs that sapped employees from the Mobile Press-Register and the Birmingham News. Read more