The Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom has received a request from Philadelphia Media Holdings CEO Brian Tierney.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve been asked to plan for as many as 150 people to be laid off,‚Äù says Inquirer managing editor Anne Gordon. That figure represents more than a third of the newspaper‚Äôs editorial staff.
At the end of last week Inquirer columnist Tom Ferrick had issued a memo cautioning the staff not to panic and reminding them the layoff threat had arrived during tough contract negotiations.
So far no word about the Daily News, but at this point, just maybe start thinking about an Inky that looks a lot like the Metro. Maybe.
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