Michael Miner reports in the Chicago Reader that the Chicago Sun-Times has laid off more employees, including spokesperson Tammy Chase. Chase’s layoff is significant because it has been her job to spin the company’s previous job cuts. As always, Miner puts the situation in an interesting context.
Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune discusses the layoffs in broader terms. The total number of employees laid off may exceed 100. That’s a hard blow to a company that cut all of its “fat” a long time ago. While there is probably some inter-paper rivalry in Rosenthal’s reporting, the circulation numbers he cites are alarming. Is Chicago going to be a one newspaper town?