Publisher Tracy Rafter (as rumored) is one of the 21 positions to be eliminated, along with three department heads and four editorial employees. They're calling it part of a restructuring across the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. Daily News editor Ron Kaye plans to brief the newsroom at 4 p.m. His quick note to the staff:
An announcement is going out now about the restructuring of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group and the Daily News. it includes a total of 21 job reductions at the Daily News, including the publisher and three department heads (Circulation, Human Resources and Finance) and four editorial employes (one was a voluntary layoff)...I'd like together with everybody about 4 p.m. to talk about what's going on, to share what I see and to answer any questions you have, thanks ron
Update: Despite Kaye's first message, it appears the 21 positions are spread across LANG. Four are in editorial at the Daily News (including one voluntary departure.) The heads of circulation and other departments will become chain-wide functions. John McKeon, president and CEO of the group, will also become Daily News publisher.
Earlier this month:
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