Sun-Times Media has laid off several journalists, including editors, at its suburban newspapers. Joliet Herald-News associate managing editor Matt Cappellini, 58, relocated to the Sun-Times’ Chicago offices two weeks ago and then was let go on Friday.
“It would have been nice if they just laid me off two weeks ago and I didn’t have to buy a monthly rail pass,” he tells the Chicago Tribune’s Robert Channick.
Merrillville (Ind.) Post-Tribune executive editor Paulette Haddix, 60, was pink-slipped after four decades at the paper.
“When I pull into the parking lot, I always look for a car with Illinois plates, which I would take to be a bad sign, and sure enough there was one” on Friday, she says.
Sun-Times publisher Tim Knight won’t say how many people were laid off yesterday. The downsizing comes just days after Crain’s Chicago Business reported that the Sun-Times wants to buy the Chicago Tribune. (The Sun-Times owners have yet to turn a profit, according to Crain’s. They bought the company 15 months ago.)
* Sun-Times Media makes job cuts (chicagotribune.com)
* March 11: Sun-Times eyes Chicago Tribune (chicagobusiness.com)
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