Layoffs at NY Daily News

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Multiple layoffs have been reported this week at the Daily News claiming a number of longtime, veteran journalists, in the range of 40 to 50 employees company-wide. This news comes less than one week after the report that editor in chief Colin Myler would resign, and a month after publisher Mortimer B. Zuckerman called off efforts to sell the financially troubled paper.

The deepest cuts came from the sports department, where longtime columnists Filip Bondy and Bill Madden were given pink slips, in addition to veteran sports reporters Wayne Coffey, Hank Gola and Roger Rubin, as well as newer sports reporters like Stephen Lorenzo. In addition, managing editor for sports Teri Thompson, one of the only top female sports editors in the country, was also laid off. Early reports said veteran sports/news columnist Mike Lupica may have been out the door as well, but more recent reports say his contract negotiations are ongoing.

Elsewhere in the newsroom, surprising cuts were made, claiming longtime Daily Newsers like TV critic David Hinckley and music critic Jim Farber, both decades-long veterans of the paper. Additionally, metro assignment editor Jill Coffey, deputy political editor Ellen Tumposky, and editorial writer/board member Bill Hammond were let go. Notable newcomers like senior features writer Justin Rocket Silverman, senior Washington correspondent Dan Friedman and metro reporter Eli Rosenberg also said farewell to their Daily News colleagues this week.

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