The ax falls in Akron
Well, it was kind of expected. The new owner of the Akron Beacon-Journal is laying off a quarter of the people in its 161-person newsroom. From cleveland.com:
A representative of the Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America, the newsroom union, said the list shows two artists, four photographers, eight copy editors, 11 reporters and four nonunion managers, as well as a librarian, three clerks and all seven student correspondents. That list includes pop music critic Malcolm X Abram and movie critic George Thomas.
More layoffs are coming in other departments.