Times-Dispatch lays off 59
Media General announced that it would lay off 59 employees at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, in the departments of "production, circulation, marketing, business, advertising, editorial, news, operations, facilities, prepress design services and targeted solutions." The Times-Dispatch will also eliminate 31 unfilled positions.
According to the the Thursday, April 2 release from Media General, the T-D currently employs 602 full- and part-time workers, down from 772 this time last year.
In a same-day article entitled "Hatchet falls deep at Times-Dispatch," Style Weekly reported that such stars as editorial cartoonist Gary Brookins, former Daily Progress scribe Rex Bowman, and Charlottesville's own one-man bureau, Carlos Santos, are among the employment casualties.