The newspaper publishing company Tronc has moved to slash the the New York Daily News newsroom, announcing cuts of 50 percent to the paper's editorial staff, according to an internal memo obtained by NPR and other news outlets. The unsigned email was sent from Tronc's "talent and engagement" team.
In an email sent to staff, tronc said staff at the Daily News will focus on breaking news involving "crime, civil justice and public responsibility".
"We know our readers look to us for a unique point of view, and we believe these topics offer our best opportunity to differentiate our reporting", the email read. "We will, of course, continue to cover local news, sports and other events, but our approach will evolve as we adapt to our current environment".
With our established digital prowess, the Daily News is in a solid position to lead tronc's transformation and become the newsroom of the future.
Tronc swung the ax hard on the New York Daily News - cutting half the newspaper's editorial staff, including editor-in-chief Jim Rich and managing editor Kristen Lee.
The Daily News moving forward will be headed by Robert York, the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Morning Call, a paper local to eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey.
Tronc in September acquired the New York Daily News and its printing plant in Jersey City, N.J., for $1, along with the assumption of operational and pension liabilities.
Zach Haberman, 41, the paper's breaking news editor, was let go after nearly six years.
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Word of sweeping layoffs began circulating on Thursday and Tronc on Sunday sent an email to staff telling them to "plan to be in the NY newsroom on Monday at 9 a.m. for an important message from Grant Whitmore", the general manager of Tronc's eastern region.
The newspaper has been a key fixture in New York City for the last century.
Earlier this month, a Daily News investigation also forced President Donald Trump to pay $48,000 in taxes on his Trump Tower condo.
Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. "On the macro level, it's a loss for the residents of NY, it's a loss for journalism, and so many journalists who work so hard". The paper has not to date made any moves that were almost so dramatic, though under previous management it underwent significant layoffs in 2013 and 2014. I understand that large corporations often only see profit and dividends s a bottom line.
"In New York, we also calculate loss of an important institution, loss of jobs, and the impact on the families affected", Cuomo said.
Many in the industry are criticizing Tronc's decision.
In emails to his "agents of the city" that were finally released earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio mused that the Daily News' destruction "would be good for us, right?" The union had been weakened, it had left the iconic Daily News building on 42nd Street-made famous in the Superman movies-and moved into a graceless brick in the brutalist style that teetered over the West Side rail yards. "But Tronc's greedy decision to gut the newsroom is bad for government and a disaster for NYC".
Tronc cited financial pressures in gutting the New York Daily News, a major force in local coverage.