Gannett said it would eliminate 700 jobs in its Community Publishing division, laying off 3 percent of its employees across newspapers like The Courier-Journal of Louisville, The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Indianapolis Star. The company’s flagship paper, USA Today, just went through a round of cuts last summer and will not be affected by the layoffs. Employees who lost their jobs were notified on Tuesday.
The layoffs come after “disappointing midyear advertising figures.”
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UPDATE: Jim Romenesko points out that while 700 Gannett employees are getting little pink slips, Gannett CEO Craig Dubow received a “$1.25 million cash bonus and had his salary doubled.”