Times-Picayune features layoffs on front page, Alabama papers minimize 'job status'
When Advance Publications announced late last month that it would be reducing staff and printing at four newspapers, that news was featured as prominently as possible on the front pages in affected communities, with headlines that trumpeted "Exciting changes for our readers" and "Newspaper to move focus to digital." But as the company laid off 600 people Tuesday, that news was much harder to find on the front pages of its three Alabama newspapers. Below are today's front pages and front pages from May 25, all courtesy of the Newseum (some cropped).
Related: "We have no intention of selling no matter how much noise there is out there" (The New York Times) | "Advance's Internet strategy has never been about journalism or news. It's about clicks." (The Atlantic) | NOLA.com story announced firing of longtime sports writer Peter Finney, who had not yet heard that news (Gambit) | New Orleans news organizations hope to fill gap (WWNO) | Laid-off journalist: "I used to joke with people that for a political cartoonist, living in New Orleans represented job security" (Poynter)
Here are the front pages from May 25, when the changes were first announced: