Media Hell Hath Frozen at the Seattle Times
posted by November 3 at 15:56 PMon
A source at the Seattle Times says the paper’s 100 layoffs announced earlier today stem from a bleak forecast for 2009—like most daily papers. A number of people just emerged from an editorial meeting, but there are no specifics yet on who will be cut from which departments. What we have heard is that the paper will be slimming down, and the Times plans to start offering front-of-section ads on main news. How long till we see Monster.com ads on the front page?
MORE: Folks at Fairview Fanny say the main news section has already consumed the business section; now they speculate that local news may get combined into the main news section, as well. They also think that the Lifestyle desk will be hit hard. NW Life and Arts & Entertainment have already been combined into one section—and the travel section may be folded in next.