Half of the news department at the Times-Picayune is being cut. Some employees are being offered a spot in the digital Nola.com operation.
Layoffs began at The Times-Picayune today, as the newspaper shifts from a seven-day-a-week printed product to an online news organization.
Times-Picayune employees will be in meetings today to learn if they’re losing their jobs. Leading advertisers are joining a campaign to fight the cutbacks.