Bay Area News Group Cuts 34 Editorial Jobs

By: Walnut Creek Patch

From Staff Reports —  The Bay Area News Group, which publishes the Walnut Creek-based Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Tribune and daily newspapers serving cities throughout the East Bay, cut 34 newsroom positions Tuesday to reduce costs as it attempts to shore up its online presence.

Ten of the positions were via voluntary resignations; the rest were layoffs. Staff members were notified on Tuesday morning, according to employees who did not wish to be named.

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