Seven journalists were laid off from the San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday, editor and publisher Jeff Light said in a memo to staffers.
"I feel badly about these difficult decisions," Light said. "Everyone we are saying goodbye to is a dedicated journalist and a valued colleague. Some have spent decades at the U-T."
"In an organization of our size, it is a small number," he continued. "But that does not lessen the sense of loss everyone in our newsroom will feel today."