Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Examiner owner lays off 7 news staffers

The new owner of the Examiner has laid off at least seven newsroom employees, and possibly more, the SFWeekly reports. Most of the layoffs were copy editors. The ax fell on Tuesday.

Todd Vogt, the new publisher and president of the Examiner, confirmed to both the SF Weekly and Chronicle that there had been layoffs, but wouldn't say how many.

The layoffs weren't a surprise since the new owner had indicated cuts would be made after the sale closed on Nov. 30.

Correction: A previous version of this item incorrectly described the ownership of the Examiner. The paper is owned by a group that includes Canadian publisher David Black, Todd Vogt and Examiner CFO Pat Brown.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see Anschutz go. Hope the new owners have a more locally oriented perspective.