More Than 100 Employees Laid Off as Uruguayan Newspaper Ends Print Edition, Goes Digital

By: Natalia Mazotte | Knight Center

After circulating for more than 30 years, the Uruguayan newspaper UNoticias announced it is ending its print edition and moving exclusively online as of Monday, Aug. 27, according to the news portal El País.

This digital transition resulted in the layoff of more than 100 UNoticias employees, who occupied the old newsroom defending their jobs and demanding labor debt payments, reported the Uruguayan Press Association (APU in Spanish). Because of the announcement, the newspaper’s Friday, Aug. 24, edition did not circulate.

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