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Layoffs keep coming at Gannett, but nothing in New Jersey

Ex-Bergen Record editor Frank Scandale loses his job at a Gannett paper in New York

By David Wildstein, August 16 2022 10:55 am

More than 40 journalists have already lost their job at Gannett, but so far none have come from their nine newspapers based in New Jersey, according to a Poynter tally.

Gannett announced a series of layoffs and other cost-cutting measures earlier this month after losing $54 million in the second quarter of the year.

According to Poynter, journalists and staff in 20 states have already lost their jobs.

Among the casualties is Frank Scandale, the investigations editor at Gannett’s Westchester, Rockland and Dutchess newspapers, according to an Examiner News report.  Scandale is well-known in New Jersey as the former editor of The (Bergen) Record.

Also out of a job is Scandale’s boss, Mary Dolan, the executive editor.

Additional layoff reports continue to come in.

Earlier today, Darrel Rowland, a 31-year veteran reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, said on Twitter that his job was eliminated on Friday.

“Got some severance/health care, so I’m a lot better off than many,” Rowland said.  “Feel like I have a lot left in the tank…fortunate to win 6 statewide journalism awards just this year.”

Gabrielle Saulsbery, a reporter at Gannett-owned NJBIZ, said that today is her last day.  She has accepted a ne job as a reporter at BankingDive.

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