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Much has been made of the 45 journalists laid off at the Daily News.
After all, the loss of 50 percent of the newsroom is jaw-dropping.
But that is apparently only half the story.
The article goes on to state the following:
The pink-slip massacre actually took out a total of 96 employees, Media Ink has learned.
On top of the nearly four dozen reporters, editors and photographers laid off beginning on Monday, the paper’s parent company, Tronc, cut loose dozens of other employees — perhaps back-office staff or victims of other yet-to-be-disclosed layoffs — according to a yet-to-be-disclosed state filing.
The filing, called a WARN notice, is required whenever a New York employer makes wholesale cuts to its payroll.
The Tronc WARN notice was quietly filed after Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted the Chicago-based company for not reaching out for help in the days leading up to the bloodbath.
The Daily News suffered from “continuing financial pressure on the print media industry,” Tronc’s WARN notice said, according to a person who has seen the notice.
That the pink-slip parade was twice as large as previously known is likely to stir more resentment in the ranks.
Also, while Tronc said publicly that the laid-off staffers were getting paid 90 days’ severance, they could actually wind up with far less.
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