What the Belo cuts mean for Providence
Informed speculation holds that Belo's plan to make some 500 company-wide cuts, perhaps as soon as in February, will mean the loss of roughly 50 to 80 jobs at the ProJo. Some of these will likely be photographers, who were unscathed by the layoffs last year, and news assistants, but it would be hard not to hit reporting positions as well. Seniority rules will apply, so some of Journal's best young reporters, sadly, could be on the line.
Meanwhile, more cuts at Channel 10 show how another longtime kingpin of local media is also facing a tougher time of it.