Christie-Critic Paper Cuts Newsroom by 25

Monday, 07 Apr 2014 08:18 AM

By Elliot Jager

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

The newspaper that has led the way with coverage of Chris Christie's bridge-gate scandal has cut the size of its news staff by 25 percent.

The Newark, N.J.-based Star-Ledger announced it was laying off a total of 167 people over the weekend, including 40 of its 156 newsroom staff.

The paper's own website called it a "grim day of reckoning" for the Garden State's largest newspaper.

The New York Times credited the Star-Ledger with leading statewide coverage of Christie's handling of the scandal which has dented his presidential hopes.

In an editorial in February, the Star-Ledger said it regretted endorsing Christie in his re-election bid for governor last year.

The Star-Ledger is owned by Advance Publications, which has slashed jobs on some of its other publications, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune, which has ceased daily publication, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Oregonian.

The company says it is pursuing a digital strategy.

The Star-Ledger has a weekday circulation of 167,600 and a Sunday readership of some 265,500.

Related Stories


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Fla. Lawmaker Wants D'Souza's 'America' Shown in Schools

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 22:51 PM

A Florida state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill making conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's new movie, "America,"  . . .

PETA Paying Overdue Detroit Water Bills for People Who Go Vegan

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 21:37 PM

Amid angry protests over Detroit's effort to shut off delinquent water customers, People for the Ethical Treatment of An . . .

Wiki Blocks House Staffers After 'Disruptive' Edits

Friday, 25 Jul 2014 21:33 PM

The user-generated Web encyclopedia Wikipedia has blocked anonymous edits from some House staffers and lawmakers for 10  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved