The Associated Press may be staying mum about the number of staffers laid off yesterday, but more information about how many and who have been cut are starting to surface from various sources.
According to the AP’s own report on the layoffs, 38 reporters, editors and photographers covered by the News Media Guild had been let go as of last night, but that number does not include managers and editors working outside the U.S.
Other sources are reporting that four business reporters were cut from the AP, including reporter Dan Lovering from the Pittsburgh bureau, Donna Borak, a reporter in Washington, D.C., and Mike Obel and Alan Higbie out of the New York offices. And The Texas Tribune has news that veteran photographer Harry Cabluck was one of two Texas-based AP photogs laid off yesterday.
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Update: The guild has posted a statement on its Web site revealing that 57 employees got the axe during “Black Tuesday,” including “33 newspersons, 19 editorial assistants, and five photographers.”
AP lays off employees to hit cost-cutting goal –Associated Press