No official word, but a source is telling paidContent that the Union-Tribune has laid off about 200 people. Along with an earlier round of job cuts, that would mean 40 percent of the workforce has been eliminated since the Bev Hills-based investment firm Platinum Equity took over. The U-T management confirms there were job cuts but won't say how many. Among those losing their jobs, according to Voice of SanDiego, are U-T editorial page editor Bob Kittle and opinion page editor Bernie Jones. Kittle is considered a surprise because he's so entrenched in the SD biz community. Sounds like a true nightmare - and don't forget PE is going after the Boston Globe. It's hard to believe that the paper's owner, the NYT, would hand over the Globe to this bunch.
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