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Globe buyouts: some takers, but not enough--updated!

I'm hearing from multiple Globe sources that around 25-30 editorial staffers have applied for the latest newsroom buyout.

That's more than some people expected; as in past buyouts, a bunch of people apparently decided to jump ship just before the deadline, which was last Friday. But since the paper plans to cut 50 newsroom jobs altogether, it won't be enough to avoid substantial layoffs--which, I've been told, could begin quite soon.

More to come later today.

UPDATE: One of the buyout takers is reportedly Gail Caldwell, the paper's Pulitzer-winning book critic. The sources for this information are good, but Caldwell herself is on book leave, and I haven't been able to track her down yet. If and when I do, I'll post any additional info here.

 

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