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Chicago Tribune to Cut Newsroom Staff

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The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune report the paper is planning to cut about 14 percent of its newsroom staff.

The Chicago Tribune is reportedly planning to trim about 80 newsroom positions. Newsroom employees were told yesterday that between 55 and 60 people will lose their jobs. The other 20 positions are currently un-filled. The newly announced cuts are part of a series of reductions at the paper as parent Tribune Company looks to cost costs. And they aren’t a complete surprise. In a conference call in June, Tribune Company leadership indicated they were planning to trim editorial content and redesign the company’s papers. The Orlando Sentinel was the first of the Tribune papers to roll out with a new format. The rest are expected to follow by the end of September.

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