|November 2014 edition|
The Facebook page Friends of the Chronicle Herald Newsroom has reported frequently in recent weeks on the layoffs, buyouts and early retirements being imposed on the newspaper.
Deborah Wiles, the editor of the magazine and 26-year veteran, is leaving. The magazine had been included with the newspaper and was available by digital-only subscription.
When 20 layoff notices (about a quarter of the staff) were made to unionized newsroom staff in October, CEO Lever said they were necessary "as the company adjusts to the rapidly changing environment for newspapers". A union spokesperson said the company was trying to save $1.4 million in the newsroom. Previously, six union members and two non-union members had taken offered early retirement. In 2009, the paper cut 25 positions. Almost all if it was attributed to a significant decline in advertising sales.