Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News Announce Layoffs As Dinosaur Media Dies A Slow Death

Friday, November 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

Layoffs Slam Philly.com, Daily News Hardest
Nearly 50 journalists and other workers at Philadelphia Media Network informed today they’ll be laid off.

By Joel Mathis
PhillyMag.com
November 4, 2015

As expected, layoffs were announced at Philadelphia Media Network on Wednesday afternoon — nearly 50 journalists and other workers at the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com told they will lose their jobs as the company restructures.

The Newspaper Guild said Philly.com and the Daily News were the most heavily hit, each losing 17 staffers — the website losing roughly half its production staff — while the Inquirer was slated to lose a dozen people. The list of journalists losing their jobs included a number of familiar bylines, as well as behind-the-scenes staffers.

“I think it devastates the whole operation,” said Bill Ross, director of the guild, which represents journalists at the papers. “They wiped out the whole Daily News copy desk. It’s ridiculous.”

A Daily News journalist added: “DN is left with literally a handful of people. It’s staggering.”

“A blood bath,” added a Philly.com staffer.

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