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MORE JOB CUTS: Four McClatchy newspapers announce elimination of 102 total positions
Three McClatchy Newspapers announced layoffs Monday. The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer (memo) said it will eliminate 20 positions, The Sacramento Bee plans to cut 25 and The (Columbia, S.C.) State said it will cut 12. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram then announced Wednesday it would lay off 28 and cut 17 open positions.
According to The Charlotte Observer, McClatchy is struggling to repay nearly $2 billion in debt incurred when it bought the Knight Ridder chain in 2006. BizJournals reported that McClatchy, which owns 30 daily newspapers and about 50 non-dailies, has cut 4,150 jobs since June 2008.
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