Gannett announced that they were laying off 31 employees from their papers around the state. One of the biggest blows is the editorial cartoonist, Joe Heller:
A new round of job cuts by the Gannett Co. Inc. includes 31 layoffs at newspapers in Wisconsin, the unofficial Gannett Blog is reporting.This isn't just a blow for the 31 people losing their jobs or to the economy. It also means that the voice of truth gets a little quieter as the corporate media continues to tighten down on those who would report the truth, much less oppose their scheming.
Nine positions are being eliminated at The Post-Crescent in Appleton and seven at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Among those cut was longtime Press-Gazette editorial cartoonist Joe Heller, sources said.
The layoffs include both journalists and non-newsroom employees.
It should also be noted that when the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel did the same thing, the quality of their news - and their circulation numbers - dropped like rocks.