Compilation of Newspaper Layoff Numbers

Media consultant Mark Potts, who recently did a stint at, has compiled information about newspaper layoffs into a database and published a PDF with the details.

Among his primary findings:

-Leading newspapers have cut approximately 6,300 staffers in the last year. The numbers are compiled from postings on Romenesko and various newspaper insider blogs.

-Nearly two-thirds of the 100 top newspapers have cut staff in the last year. And, Potts says, more are coming.

Visit Potts’ blog for more details about his findings, and make sure to check out Erica Smith’s excellent newspaper layoff tracker map as well.

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

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