Courier-Journal to lay off 44 more employees

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 2:00 PM

(WHAS11) - More layoffs and early retirements came to the state's largest newspaper Thursday. Several sources at the Courier-Journal tell WHAS11 that 44 employees in many different departments, including a handful in the news division, are being cut.

The Courier-Journal is owned by the nation's largest newspaper company, Gannett, and it is trimming more jobs nationwide this week. Since last year, the Courier has lost dozens of workers locally.

Several C-J employees told WHAS11 that longtime Editorial Director David Hawpe was on the list. But Hawpe tells WHAS11's Doug Proffitt that it's not true. He's still there, but says if he does retire soon, he'll announce it in his column.

Media companies, especially newspapers, have been hit hard by the recession. WHAS-TV laid off seven employees in April.

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