Daily Herald of Everett lays off 6 workers

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The Daily Herald Co. of Everett has laid off six workers, including four in the newsroom.

Publisher David Dadisman cited slumping advertising revenues in an email to employees, and said the company would also leave several vacancies unfilled and shift resources to emphasize digital products.

The newspaper reports ( http://is.gd/3e8sDj) that those laid off were a news reporter, a sports reporter, a photographer, a copy editor, a circulation employee and an operations worker. The news department has two vacancies that will not be filled, and one news reporter's hours were reduced.

The layoff is the third significant staff reduction in as many years. There were layoffs in late 2010 and early retirements in late 2011.

The company closed The Weekly Herald, which served south Snohomish County, and it will soon stop distributing the free Herald Shopper.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com


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