Massive job cuts expected at the Daily News

New York Post | 7/23/2018 | Staff
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The struggling Daily News is expected to begin another massive round of layoffs on Monday, The Post has learned.

The cuts at the teetering tabloid, which some insiders feared would range as high as 70 percent of staff, are expected to be among the largest in the paper’s 99-year history — and could include editor-in-chief Jim Rich, insiders said.

Monday - Rich - Job - Description - Twitter

On Monday, Rich’s job description on his Twitter home page was changed from Daily News Editor-in-Chief to “Just a guy sitting at home watching journalism being choked into extinction.”

Rich also tweeted on Monday: “If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you.”

Tronc - Paper - Parent - News - Coverage

Tronc, the paper’s Chicago-based parent, plans to radically tilt the News toward digital coverage and jettison many of its veteran journalists who built their reputations in print.

At Yankee Stadium last night, after the Yanks-Mets game was postponed on account of rain, baseball columnist John Harper and general news columnist Peter Botte were saying goodbyes to other writers — after either being...
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