Gannett, the parent company of numerous local newspapers and USA Today, went through another round of layoffs on Monday. It is believed the layoffs are related to the one-percent reductions Gannett had already announced but were expected to have been done by September 15.
Gannett did not respond to a inquiry from TKNN.
Both USA Today and Gannett’s local papers were impacted by the layoffs. Among those laid off USA Today’s Holly Epstein and San Francisco bureau chief Jon Swartz; The News Journal’s Philadelphia Phillies reporter Meghan Montemurro; The Commercial Appeal’s Kevin McKenzie; and the Democrat and Chronicle’s Jeff Spevak.
The news came a day after USA Today College announced that it was shuttering. USA Today College was geared towards college students, with information on study abroad and tutors, and utilized student journalists as well.