McClatchy Co. Papers Cut More Employees

Three newspapers owned by McClatchy Co. have cut a total of about 50 people and are eliminating a number of vacant positions.

The Kansas City Star is cutting “about two dozen” jobs and eliminating some empty positions. This is the Kansas paper’s second set of layoffs since the beginning of 2011.

The Raleigh News & Observer is cutting 20 jobs through a combination of layoffs and buyouts.

And we hear that the Miami Herald is letting 15 people go and closing 35 vacant positions.

Honestly, the only surprise about this whole thing is that it came after the parent company’s disastrous earnings report. Usually these things go the other way around.