June 4, 2009

Birmingham Weekly says Newhouse paper cutting pay; saying bye to part-timers

More on the changes in Birmingham, Al., aimed at buying time for the newspaper in the Advance Publications family. The changes include pay cuts for many full-time employees, elimination of part-time staff and the closing of suburban bureaus.

I shared a link to Media of Birmingham, which first posted information about the Birmingham News based on information gathered from Twitter updates.

Later, the Birmingham News published an article outlining the changes.That includes graduated pay cuts of 5 to 8  percent for most employees, beginning June 29, said publisher Victor Hanson.

Hanson had announced 10-day furloughs for employees, pension freezes on March 23.


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