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Owner: Over 40 newsroom layoffs as Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com consolidate


PHILADELPHIA — The owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer and its tabloid partner, the Philadelphia Daily News, plan to lay off more than 40 members of the news staff, but won't comment on how many managers might lose their jobs.

Philadelphia Media Network said in a message to Guild members Monday that the 46 newsroom layoffs will be effective Dec. 4. The company also says cutbacks are expected for management and other areas.

Publisher Terrance Egger on Friday told staff its digital operation, Philly.com, would also be part of a consolidation to move to a single newsroom. He said the Network will save $5 million to $6 million annually.

The newspaper owners are to meet with Guild leadership Wednesday to further discuss the layoffs.

Egger took over as publisher on Oct. 1.

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