Gannett Cuts Roughly 200 Jobs at Local Papers

Cuts occurred in the last month

Gannett has laid off about 200 employees at its local papers over the last month.

"Some of our community publishing sites are making cuts to align their business plans with local market conditions," company spokesman Jeremy Gaines told TheWrap.

Gannett-owned USA Today, which was not hit by layoffs, reported that they totaled "a couple of hundred jobs."

Philly.com reported Monday that  one paper, The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., had cut 28 jobs.

Gannett announced in June that it would acquire rival Belo in a $2.2 billion deal that will make it the nation's fourth-largest owner of major network affiliates.