Union: Plain Dealer cuts third of newsroom staff

CLEVELAND (AP) — The publisher of The Plain Dealer in Cleveland says layoffs at the newspaper will help position it for future growth.

Union leaders at the newspaper say about 50 reporters, photographers and other guild-covered employees received layoff notices Wednesday.

The Newspaper Guild says that amounts to about a third of its newsroom staff.

The Plain Dealer will cut back home delivery of the newspaper to three days a week beginning next week along with a “bonus” home edition on Saturday.

Publisher Terry Egger says the changes will position the company to be a viable business.

The newspaper is owned by New York-based Advance Publications Inc. It also will create a new digitally focused media company called Northeast Ohio Media Group.

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