Another Newspaper Publisher Lobs Off Employees to Preserve Profits

USA WEEKEND, the weekly magazine insert in the national newspaper USA Today, lost eleven staffers when owner The Gannett Company opened the month of December with a new round of cutbacks eliminating 5% of USA Today’s newsroom staff.

Seven USA Weekend positions will be cut immediately, four will leave in March.  The remaining Weekend staff will consolidate with the newspaper.

USA Today sells a big share of its papers to hotels, motels and airports and has taken a major blow when the economic downfall hit the travel and hospitality business, losing its number one national circulation position to The Wall Street Journal.

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