Copy editor layoffs
The Akron Beacon Journal announced layoffs of 40 of its 161 newsroom employees today.
Twenty percent of those being laid off are copy editors.
Twenty-nine of those positions are full-time. Employees were given 60 days' notice and will receive severance pay amounting to one week's pay for every six months of service.
A representative of the Newspaper Guild/Communications Workers of America, the newsroom union, said the list shows two artists, four photographers, eight copy editors, 11 reporters and four nonunion managers, as well as a librarian, three clerks and all seven student correspondents.