Gannett, the Nation’s Largest Newspaper Chain, Has Laid Off 400 Employees and Cut 400 Open Positions

From a story on poynter.org by Angela Fu headlined “After weeks of silence, Gannett revealed that it has laid off 400 employees and cut 400 open positions”:

Gannett CEO Mike Reed told staff in a companywide Q&A session Wednesday that Gannett laid off 3% of its U.S. workforce, or roughly 400 employees, in August.

The announcement comes more than two weeks after Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper chain with more than 200 papers, executed a round of layoffs starting Aug. 12. Though employees and reporters had repeatedly asked Gannett for information about the scope of the layoffs, the company declined to provide that information until now.