We're hearing from multiple sources that layoffs hit the @NewsandRecord today, but are still short on details. Anonymous tips welcomed.— Eric Ginsburg (@Eric_Ginsburg) April 3, 2017
BREAKING https://t.co/HDjQPVagay— News & Record (@NewsandRecord) April 3, 2017
Ray Trapp resigns as Guilford County commissioner https://t.co/NZj8xDPEzn— News & Record (@NewsandRecord) April 3, 2017
So far I've discovered that three veterans from the newsroom are among those let go at @NewsandRecord Pending layoffs at Winston-Salem ...— jeffreysykes (@jeffreysykes) April 3, 2017
@JohnNewsomNR They removed the article from the website?— jeffreysykes (@jeffreysykes) April 3, 2017
@jeffreysykes Ayup. It'll be back, though. Keep clicking our stories. All of 'em! ;D— John Newsom (@JohnNewsomNR) April 3, 2017
@JohnNewsomNR This sucks. Not telling staff about position cuts, etc is pretty much standard operating procedure these days across industries. Awful.— Ben (@bengoodfella) April 3, 2017
... nine laid off in news. Plus desk tba. Lot of good folks got shown the door today.— John Newsom (@JohnNewsomNR) April 3, 2017
"The News & Record was one of several papers in the BH Media Group to announce reductions Monday. BH Media CEO Terry Kroeger said the company eliminated 289 jobs at several properties, 108 of which were vacant. "We are experiencing a critical moment for our future," Kroeger said.
"Our print enterprise, which clearly remains a fundamental part of our business and a fundamental journalistic institution, has suffered greatly from the growing popularity of the digital environment. Specifically, our regional and national advertising customers are being hurt by the tremendous growth of online retailers, and this has caused them to cut back on their print advertising spending."
Winston-Salem Journal cuts jobs to adjust to advertising declines https://t.co/OPjGI6bIon via @JournalNow— Abner Doon (@Aenbrnood) April 4, 2017
Times-Dispatch lays off 33 https://t.co/b7o8Y1vQDV— Abner Doon (@Aenbrnood) April 4, 2017