The Advocate offers buyouts to veteran staffers

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.

Related: The nation’s newspaper wars, compared

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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