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‘Washington Post’ To Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs, Sources Say

Another major newspaper is planning to cut jobs. This time its the Washington Post who will be buying out 80 positions throughout the 800 employee company.

Other cost cuts also are being rumored, including the eventual closing of at least two foreign bureaus and changes to some other overseas bureaus that would have staffers working out of their homes.

Sources said editors explained that some of the foreign cuts were the result of high costs covering the Iraq war, up to $1 million per year. But they stressed that war coverage would not be reduced, at least for the moment.

The Washington Post is home of editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. We’ll follow this development to see if his position will be affected.

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