Wednesday, 17 December 2008

St. Catharines -13

The St. Catharines Standard was hit hard yesterday, with 13 layoffs, says a TSF reader.

No names yet, but the layoffs include five in the newsroom - 20% of the editorial staff.

Among them, a reporter and three copy editors representing 50% of the copy desk.

1 comment:

  1. Reportedly, editorial cuts were supposed to be 7 at the St. Catharines Standard, but one part-time copy editor had just given notice two weeks earlier, and a part-time reporter had left the newspaper within the previous year, saving two positions.
    It didn't seem to matter how many hours were worked by these people, it was just about the body count.