Star Tribune Ad Thanks Former Employees

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has lost approximately half its workforce since 2007: going from 2,000 to 1,000 employees due to circulation decreases, budget cuts, and all those other pesky recessionary reasons that papers are folding or cutting back severely these days. Yet the Star Tribune has been incredibly vocal in the coverage of its own dwindling workforce, and has already created several grassroots initiatives to try to salvage what is left of their paper.

The most recent tactic involved employees taking out an ad in their own paper, honoring their corworkers who have been thinned from their ranks. The copy ran today, and was funded entirely by Star Tribune employees.

See full page ad, after the jump.

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