Boston Globe Plans 5th Cut in Newsroom


More bad news at the Boston Globe, according to an article today, experiencing its 5th newsroom cut since 2001. But the first newsroom-only cut. This time, as many as 50 full-time newsroom employees — which includes, the Globe’s website. This is the first time employees are eligible for a buyout.

In 2000, the Globe had 552 full-time jobs. Before the buyouts take place, the Globe & had 350 and 29 news employees, respectively.

That means the Globe will have 329 positions total, down approx. 200 jobs from 9 years ago. Clearly the Globe has been shrinking the size of its daily paper to reduce costs, but that has coverage implications.

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