New York Daily News Will Cut Half of Its Editorial Staff

Layoffs reflect 'the realities of our business,' parent company Tronc said


About 50 percent of editorial staff positions at the New York Daily News will be cut, according to an unsigned email sent to employees from Tronc’s talent management department.

The parent company will reduce the size of the newsroom and prioritize breaking news—in particular, crime, civil justice and public responsibility—“to capture the opportunities ahead and address the significant financial challenges we have faced for years,” according to the email from the parent company.

“What the Daily News was yesterday is now a thing of the past.

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