The Kansas City Star, a sister publication of the Wichita Eagle, will lay off 50 employees throughout the company, Tracy Hazen, director of marketing, said Monday.
Hazen said that she doesn’t know how many of the layoffs are in The Star’s newsroom and that she doesn’t have a current count of employees at the newspaper.
This latest job reduction comes after The Star’s layoff of about 30 employees on September 17 in addition to roughly that many who had accepted the newspaper’s most recent early-buyout offer, Publisher Mark Zieman told employees in an internal e-mail on that date.
As noted earlier today, the layoffs are said to include some of the most talented and recognizable columnists at the KC Star.
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