45 Down, 15,955 To Go

September 21, 2005

The New York Times is letting 45 editorial employees go.

The New York Times Co. and two Philadelphia newspapers announced major job cuts Tuesday as the industry grapples with severe financial problems including weak advertising and circulation declines.

The Times said it expected 250 jobs at its main newspaper group to be affected, which includes the Times, the International Herald Tribune and the online operation of the Times. Of those job cuts, about 45 will come from the Times’ newsroom, the company said in a statement.

That’s 45 less enemies of freedom in the world-wide army of 16,000 – a great start!