Bad news on two fronts today at New England newspapers owned by out-of-state chains.
First, the Providence Journal announced earlier today that it was eliminating 23 jobs. According to Jim Romenesko, the layoffs include photographers and the paper’s only librarian. Reporters and columnists were reportedly not part of the cut. The Journal is part of the Belo chain of Dallas.
Second, the Eagle-Tribune papers north of Boston have cut 21 positions at their four daily newspapers and several related publications, writes the Boston Globe’s Todd Wallack. The dailies are the Eagle-Tribune of North Andover, the Daily News of Newburyport, the Salem News and the Gloucester Daily Times. The company is owned by CNHI, based in Montgomery, Ala.
More: Wallack has more on the Eagle-Tribune layoffs.
Eagle-Tribune layoffs include 2 reporters in NH office, plus 2 part-time sports writers for newspaper group @dankennedy_nu
— Todd Wallack (@TWallack) November 8, 2012
Meanwhile, E-T reporter Mike McMahon, who covered Merrimack College hockey, writes about getting laid off.