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 Boston.com, the Globe’s website. This is the first time Boston.com employees are eligible for a buyout.
In 2000, the Globe had 552 full-time jobs. Before the buyouts take place, the Globe & Boston.com 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.