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Toronto Star Lays off 52 From Newsroom and IT, “Invests” in “Digital Focus”

August 9, 2016

UPDATE: Michael Cooke, the Toronto Star editor-in-chief, issues a memo to staff saying the newsroom will be reorganized and maintains the tablet edition “succeeded” in its goal of increasing reader engagement. He also said the company’s digital revenues are growing.  Here’s how the newsroom with change. (Full memo below) The old city and national departments … Continued

SHORT CUTS – Lend Me Ten Bucks to Buy a National Newspaper Chain?

March 17, 2016

Jen Gerson on the sale of Postmedia, Toronto Star’s publisher stepping down and the big pile of money the CBC’s about to get.

Star Touch Layoffs Begin

January 18, 2016

Thirteen Toronto Star employees have been laid off today, CANADALAND has confirmed. In a memo to staff, editor-in-chief Michael Cooke said ten tablet employees and three digital employees will be leaving the company in light of the Star closing its print centre. The Star will also be outsourcing customer service and administration work, which will affect about 15 staff according to an email send to the newsroom by publisher John Cruickshank. The memos are below.

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