Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Liberal Rags Take A Fall: The AJC

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cuts Jobs; Stops Distribution In 22 Counties

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will reduce its circulation area to 27 counties around metro Atlanta and cut 156 jobs in its third cost-cutting move since early 2007.

The newspaper said Wednesday that effective Jan. 11 it will eliminate distribution in 22 counties: Banks, Butts, Dawson, Fannin, Gilmer, Greene, Habersham, Haralson, Heard, Jackson, Lumpkin, Morgan, Pickens, Rabun, Spalding, Towns, Troup, Union, and White in Georgia, and Cherokee, Clay and Macon in North Carolina. The move will reduce daily and Sunday circulation about 5 percent.

The company offered 215 employees severance packages under restructuring of the circulation department, but they may apply for 59 jobs created by the changes. The net reduction is 56 full-time and 100 part-time positions.

In the meantime, we are still watching for effects of unstable Liberalism (call it the economy if you are comfortable in doing so) at the New York Times, LA Times and the Macon Telegraph, among others.


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