‘Fresno Bee’ Reveals Its Share of McClatchy Cuts

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By: E&P Staff

All day Monday, news emerged from McClatchy newspapers revealing their share of the mandated 10% cuts, via layoffs or buyouts, that emerged from headquarters.

Joining the sad procession in California is The Fresno Bee, which in a memo to employees, announced the elimination of 44 positions, or about 7% of all workers.

The memo, from Publisher Ray Steele Jr., also said the Fresno paper would discontinue publishing the Clovis Independent, convert the Sierra Star in Oakhurst to once-a-week publication and reduce news and advertising staffing in the South Valley Bureau.

“Among other cost-savings measures, we will put up for sale the Delta warehouse,” Steele’s memo added. “We are examining all of our expenses and will be discussing some reductions and changes with you and our customers.”

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