Tampa Bay Times Lays Off 7 Newsroom Employees

The Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times laid off seven journalists on Thursday—five full-timers and two part-timers. Two other openings are not being filled.

In addition, the Times will combine the A (national) and B (local) sections in print on Monday through Saturday in an effort to save costs. Times Executive Editor Mark Katches informed his staff of the news in a meeting Thursday afternoon at the paper’s St. Petersburg, Florida, headquarters.

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