Post-Dispatch Lays Off Six People Today


Fewer faces for next year's photo.
  • Fewer faces for next year's photo.
[UPDATE: United Media Guild tweets the number is now at six. Four copy editors, one photographer and one manager laid off. Erica Smith emailed to correct that one copy editor was part-time, the other was a full-time employee. The following post has been slightly tweaked to reflect that.]

Twitter sweetheart Erica Smith tweets that our lone daily paper has laid off two copy editors and a photographer so far today. More menacingly, she notes that she'll update her Storify post as necessary.

This would be a good place to point out that Lee Enterprises CEO Mary Junck received a $500,000 bonus in March for bringing the P-D's parent company into and out of bankruptcy in the past year. Lee's VP and CFO Carl Schmidt received a $250,000 bonus for assisting her.