24 Buyouts Approved at 'Tennessean'

By: The Tennessean in Nashville, the state's largest daily newspaper, has approved buyouts for 24 employees.

President and Publisher Ellen Leifeld said the buyouts include eight newsroom staffers.

She said the paper, despite its dominant position in the Nashville region, has struggled the same as other metro papers as the industry copes with declining readership and advertising revenue.

The Tennessean and its community newspapers employ 870 full-time staffers.

Leifeld announced the buyout offer last month. Sixty-six employees requested the buyout, but only 24 were accepted.


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