The Media General subsidiary that owns the Tampa Tribune, the local NBC affiliate, and other news platforms in the Tampa area, announced layoffs yesterday of 85 full-time positions. The reductions included at least 20 newsroom positions, according to the St. Petersburg Times. Other sources put the newsroom losses at 25. This comes just two months after the company eliminated 65 jobs in Tampa.
No names were named; management wants to make sure every affected employee is notified first.