Gatehouse Eliminates Oldest Employees. 60+ Journalists, Local Sports & Photo Staffs across US Communities
Local newspaper giant GateHouse Media laid off at least 60 journalists across the US after a $30 million acquisition
Business Insider reports 2.10.2019 – Local newspaper giant GateHouse Media has quietly been laying off reporters and photographers across its publications, according to reports, journalists’ testimony online, and sources close to the layoffs.
GateHouse, which says it owns 145 daily newspapers, 325 community publications, and over than 555 local websites in 37 US states, seemingly focused cuts on photo departments and local sports coverage.
The layoffs follow GateHouse’s
Here are some numbers by state.
8 FL: Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
1+ MA: The Patriot Ledger.
Gary Higgins, former staff photographer at The Patriot Ledger, in Quincy, Massachusetts, Tweeted: “Hope you all had a better Friday than me. Terminated today after 31 years as Staff Photographer at the #PatriotLedger. Was in New Orleans 17 years ago tonight getting ready to cover that other Rams Patriots big game. Some Fridays are better than others!”
15 – 2o PA and NJ Journalists eliminated.
PA: The Bucks Courier Times, Doylestown Intelligencer, The Beaver County Times.
NJ: The Burlington County Times.