‘Post-Dispatch’ Cuts Nearly 12% of News Staff

According to Editor and Publisher The Post Dispatch has cut nearly 12% of its news staff through a voluntary buyout.

Nearly 12% of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch news and editorial staff has accepted a voluntary buyout that the paper claims will save it up to $7 million a year, according to a story in Tuesday’s editions. The one-time offer was “designed to cut operating costs amid an advertising slump that has rattled newsrooms from New York to Los Angeles,” the paper reported.

No word on R. J. Matson, the staff editorial cartoonist.