Layoffs at Cleveland Plain Dealer include longtime music writer

Posted on: August 1, 2013

An Associated Press article posted Wednesday (7/31) on Huffington Post and other outlets reports, “The Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper. About 50 reporters, photographers, page designers and other Newspaper Guild-covered employees received layoff notices, according to the guild. The newspaper did not release a list of those who lost their jobs.” However, longtime Plain Dealer music writer Donald Rosenberg confirmed to The Hub that he is among the staffers who have been laid off. Plain Dealer music writer Zachary Lewis remains at the newspaper. “ ‘In order to realign our workforce for future growth, we have found it necessary to make additional reductions,’ Publisher Terry Egger said in a news release. Guild chairman Harlan Spector said those let go included veteran reporters and photographers who had become familiar names to the paper’s readers.… The Plain Dealer, beginning next week, will reduce home delivery to three days a week while also providing a ‘bonus’ home-delivered edition on Saturdays. The newspaper, which announced the changes to home delivery in April, also will be printed every day and be available for purchase at outlets in northeast Ohio.” 

Posted August 1, 2013