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Black journalists hit hard by Times-Picayune cuts

Advance Publications, Birmingham, Black Journalists, Diversity, Gregory Lee, Media, NABJ, National Association of Black Journalists, New Orleans, News, newsroom, Roy Williams, Steve Myers, Times-Picayune -

Black journalists hit hard by Times-Picayune cuts

The New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Birmingham News, among other papers owned by Advance Publications, have been forced to make cut-backs.  In the wake of these cut-backs, many are noting that African-American employees were disproportionately laid off.  The Huffington Post reported:

Black journalists are being hit particularly hard by the recent round of cuts at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and its sister papers in Alabama.

The brutal cuts at the papers, all of which are owned by Advance Publications, sent shudders throughout the media world. The titles will also cease daily publication in the fall.

But African-Americans at the Times-Picayune were disproportionately let go by management, a study by Poynter’s Steve Myers found on Wednesday:

The Times-Picayune reported that 84 of 173 people in the newsroom were laid off, a loss of 48.5 percent. According to a list I assembled (based on conversations with multiple people in the newsroom) 14 of 26 African-Americans in the newsroom lost their jobs — a 53.8 percent cut. That includes editors, reporters and administrative personnel.

New Orleans is a majority-black city.

Click here to read more and the National Association of Black Journalists statement.

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