UPDATE: A source directly from the AP has let us know that 11 staffers in total have been let go – 7 in news, the rest in technology. Notifications were given last week and today.
Following this morning’s announcement that reporter David Meeks had been named an assistant managing editor at the Associated Press comes news that several AP staffers have been laid off.
Sources today informed Gawker that four employees from the AP’s technology department, a reporter and acting chief of bureau in the newsgathering organization’s Mid-Atlantic bureau, a reporter in Omaha, and a photographer in Tallahassee have all been laid off as of late last week. The tipsters also shared that more layoffs may be forthcoming soon.
In November of last year, four of the AP’s bureaus were closed down and upwards of 70 staffers were laid off due to cuts.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as we know more.