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Paper could lose writing jobs in Connecticut

Posted on August 1, 2011

As the Chicago Tribune cuts jobs and reorganizes its structure, its becoming clear that writing jobs in Connecticut may be trimmed in the process.

The AP reports that the top executive at the Chicago Tribune will oversee six other Tribune Co. daily newspapers as part of a reorganization that will eliminate an unspecified number of jobs.

The Chicago Tribune is reportedly losing administrative jobs in Chicago, but that’s just a portion of the layoffs.

Chicago Tribune Publisher Tony Hunter responsibility for all Tribune Co. newspapers except the Los Angeles Times. The other newspapers reporting to Hunter are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, The Sun of Baltimore, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant, The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., and Daily Press of Newport News, Va.

Now much of the Tribune Co.-owned Hartford Courant will be made in Chicago.

According to the Tribune, Gannett, Media General and Tribune Co. are among the larger companies ramping up centralized editing, which is hailed by some as a necessary evolution and decried by others as weakening local journalism.