‘Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’ Lays Off Dozens, Spares Newsroom

By: E&P Staff

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel laid off 39 employees Monday, most in circulation, advertising and other business departments, according to a memo to staffers by Publisher Betsy Brenner.

No newsroom layoffs will occur in this round of job cuts, the second so far this year. The reduction amounts to about 3% of total employment at Journal Sentinel Inc.

Journal Sentinel said it will take a $600,000 pre-tax charge in its fourth quarter to account for the cutbacks.

The laid-off employees are expected to leave their jobs before the end of the year, the newspaper said.

In August, Journal Sentinel cut its work force by 92, including 37 newsroom employees who accepted buyout offers.

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