San Diego Union Tribune lays off 178 following purchase by LA Times publisher
The San Diego Union Tribune has laid off 178 employees, the paper announced Tuesday. The layoffs follow last week's announcement that the L.A. Times' owner Tribune Publishing Co. had completed its purchase of the paper.
Most of those who were let go worked in the paper's printing, distribution and advertising departments, the Tribune said. Those operations will, for the most part, be consolidated and moved to the Times' facilities in L.A., the paper said, adding that some of the laid-off employees will be able to apply for jobs at the paper's new printing site.
According to the Union-Tribune:Tribune Publishing Co. said last Thursday that it had completed the purchase the San Diego paper from owner Douglas Manchester for $85 million. It then immediately changed the paper's name from U-T San Diego back to the San Diego Union-Tribune, as it had been known from 1992 until 2011.