Job prospects for journalists have improved in 2003, but some companies are still cutting jobs or leaving some jobs unfilled. Below is a list of layoffs in the past 2 1/2 years, with the news source listed after each item. The list totals about 30,000, and includes editorial and business side cuts. The list only reflects published reports of layoffs.
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after publishing for more than 10 years;
31 staffers lost their jobs.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 28, 2003).
(about 40 staffers); two reporters, three
editors and two columnists remain.
The paper may become
a free city daily.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 22, 2003).
to eliminate 3,000 jobs worldwide.
(Reuters, Feb. 16, 2003).
Enterprises paper, lays off nine workers.
(Missoula Independent, Feb. 10, 2003).
critic and entertainment reporter.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan. 31, 2003).
at Weider Publications.
(Los Angeles Daily News, Jan. 29, 2003).
off 61 TV and radio journalists.
(The Guardian, Jan. 22, 2003).
three in shift from politics.
(St. Petersburg Times, Jan. 16, 2003).
WTTW cuts 21 staffers.
(Chicago Sun-Times, Jan. 16, 2003).
five percent of its workforce.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 14, 2003).
newscast; 27 staffers laid off.
(St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jan. 7, 2003).
shows; fewer than 10 will lose jobs.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2003).
Garrick Utley, Bruce Francis, James Hattori,
Mark Potter and Allan Dodds Frank.
(Boston Herald, Dec. 27, 2002).
group; five staffers laid off.
(New York Times, Dec. 25, 2002).
programs, cuts about 40 jobs.
(Washington Post, Dec. 17, 2002).
nearly 30 people at offices in London and Madrid.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dec. 13, 2002).
slashes 22 full-time jobs.
(MemphisFlyer.com, Dec. 12, 2002).
cuts 10 newsroom staffers in reshuffling.
(Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 12, 2002).
workers to offset weak ad revenues.
(Reuters, Dec. 11, 2002).
an estimated 11 editorial workers.
(Washington Business Journal, Dec. 3, 2002).
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 23, 2002).
of staff cut not released.
(CascoBayWeekly.com, Nov. 21, 2002).
employees in North America.
(Associated Press, Nov. 7, 2002).
spending because of budget shortfall.
(The Guardian, Nov. 7, 2002).
of its work force. The bulk of the cuts were
at the magazine and online operations.
(Reuters, Nov. 5, 2002).
some at the Wall Street Journal.
(Reuters, Nov. 4, 2002).
and Silicon Valley. The moves will
result in 19 jobs being cut.
(CBS Marketwatch, Nov. 4, 2002).
lay offs six staffers.
(Washington Post, Nov. 4, 2002).
editorial, business and Web.
(New York Daily News, Nov. 1, 2002).
by American City Business Journals and then
closed; 13 employees lost jobs.
(News & Record, Oct. 31, 2002).
of its Asia-Pacific operations.
(Reuters, Oct. 25, 2002).
magazine will publish its last issue in December.
(New York Times, Oct. 17, 2002).
45 staffers will be absorbed in other units.
(AdAge, Oct. 16, 2002).
eight will be newsroom jobs. The company
will also freeze wages in 2003.
(Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2002).
four sports reporters. The company
has 170 workers remaining.
(Seatle Post-Intelligencer, Oct. 11, 2002).
nine jobs from staff of 700.
(Washington Post, Oct. 10, 2002).
in the coming months.
(New York Times, Oct. 10, 2002).
20 employees were laid off.
(San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 9, 2002).
The move affects 33 staffers.
(AdAge, Oct. 7, 2002).
will be laid off at the 10-year-old magazine.
(New York Times, Oct. 4, 2002).
Times Los Angeles to close. No
information released on layoffs.
(Crain's Cleveland Business, Oct. 2, 2002).
jobs to lower expenses.
(The Guardian, Sept. 26, 2002).
of employees at its cable television news
operations, including News 12 Long Island (N.Y.)
(Newsday, Sept. 21, 2002).
staff, or 29 workers, at oxygen.com.
(Associated Press, Aug. 27, 2002).
institute salary cuts and demote several
executives to cut revenue losses.
(Baltimore Sun, August 24, 2002).
daily newspapers in the Washington, D.C., area,
laid off several senior managers and
editors in a major shake-up.
(Washington Post, August 16, 2002).
classrooms; move results in several job cuts.
(Atlantic Journal-Constitution, August 9, 2002).
Magazine, laid off at least 28 percent of its workforce.
The company's staff will drop from 70 to fewer than 50.
(San Francisco Chronicle, August 7, 2002).
June 2002 -- 773 jobs
magazines -- Sales & Marketing Strategies and News,
President & CEO Magazine, and Human Capital --
and lays off 47 workers.
(Rockford Register Star, June 26, 2002).
$150 million a year. The company, which employs
about 19,000 people worldwide, has shed
1,800 jobs in the past year.
(Associated Press, June 20, 2002).
jobs as station donations slump.
(Dallas Morning News, June 14, 2002).
to cancel 10 p.m. news show.
Number laid off not released.
(Portland Press Herald, June 11, 2002).
its staff (about 25 jobs) because of higher costs and
declining support from corporate underwriters.
(The Statesman-Journal, June 6, 2002).
No on-air talent or senior management cut.
(Chicago Sun-Times, June 4, 2002).
May 2002 -- 110 jobs
cut 46 full-time workers.
(Boston Globe, May 31, 2002).
merger with WJLA-TV (ABC) in August 2002.
(Washington Times, May 30, 2002).
Five full-time employees will be laid off. NewsBytes.com
to be combined with another subsidiary, WashTech.com,
to form TechNews.com.
(Washington Post, May 17, 2002).
Number laid off not released.
(At New York, May 14, 2002).
one of its two full-time reporters because of budget woes.
(Boston.com, May 15, 2002).
14 workers from staff of 250.
(Boston Globe, May 14, 2002).
about 15 will lose jobs.
(Portland Press Herald, May 1, 2002).
April 2002 -- 336 jobs
or about one percent of its workforce.
(Associated Press, April 29, 2002).
and two part-time jobs in business and circulation
operations to counter lower advertising revenue.
(Democrat and Chronicle, April 25, 2002).
news show. In November 2002, TechTV laid off 130
workers. About 300 employees remain.
(Wired News, April 24, 2002).
protection, and cuts 14 staffers.
(New York Daily News, April 23, 2002).
and 17 part-time workers will lose jobs.
(Broadcasting & Cable, April 16, 2002).
"Performance Today" and shifting some of its emphasis to
the West Coast entertainment industry. Forty-seven
cultural staffers will be let go but they can reapply
for 31 new jobs within the reorganized network.
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2002).
two-thirds of CNN/SI's 200 employees will lose their jobs.
(Associated Press, April 6, 2002).
March 2002 -- 366 jobs
at its business-to-business publications. About 20 were
laid off at its Media Central properties, which include titles
like Folio:, Cable World and Book Publishing Report.
(Advertising Age, March 28, 2002).
programming, as it reviews its overall strategy.
(Reuters, March 26, 2002).
(Reuters, March 25, 2002).
voluntary buyout to reduce its full-time headcount by
10 percent to 12 percent (or 15 to 20 positions).
(E&P, March 22, 2002).
(New York Times, March 19, 2002).
(Associated Press, March 18, 2002.)
from its Internet/direct commerce division.
(New York Post, March 15, 2002).
after May-June issue. Fourteen staffers will lose jobs.
(Advertising Age, March 6, 2002).
40 staffers will lose their jobs.
(Mediaweek, March 4, 2002).
papers cut four business staffers and four journalists.
(E&P, March 4, 2002).
February 2002 -- 361 jobs
part-time truck drivers whom it said were no longer
needed after the elimination of The Atlanta
Journal as a stand-alone afternoon newspaper.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb. 28, 2002).
news show; nine lose jobs.
(Washington Post, Feb. 16, 2002).
already cut 1,100 in July and another 500 in October.
(Associated Press, Feb. 12, 2002).
human resources departments. Advance owns Conde Nast
Publications, Fairchild Publications, Parade Publications,
Golf Digest Cos., Conde Net and Ideas Publishing.
(Media Week, Feb. 7, 2002).