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U-T Announces More Job Cuts

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Above: San Diego News Network Associate Publisher and Opinion Editor Barbara Bry and North County Times Editor Kent Davy discuss the recent layoffs at the Union-Tribune and what it means for San Diego media outlets.

— The San Diego Union-Tribune today announced an undisclosed number of layoffs.

In their press release touting new advertising offerings and a redesign of, the Union-Tribune euphemistically said it plans a "reduction and realignment of staffing levels."

The newspaper did not disclose how many jobs would be cut, but several newsroom employees received lay-off notices today.

"These initiatives, taken as a whole, strike a balance between our short-term economic reality and our long-term aspirations for growth and re- invention of our product," Ed Moss, president and publisher of the Union- Tribune, said in a statement.

It is the second round of layoffs at the Union-Tribune since the sale of the newspaper to the Beverly Hills-based investment firm Platinum Equity, which had already cut 192 positions in May.

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