Daily News cuts workers, two days of distribution

A newspaper chain on the Peninsula has made cuts to its newsroom.

The Daily News, which publishes editions in Redwood City, San Mateo, Burlingame and Palo Alto, laid off six employees Friday afternoon at the papers’ Menlo Park office.

Daily News Executive Editor Mario Dianda said employees included two copy editors, one proofreader, a part-time columnist, an editorial-page writer and director and an advertising production worker.

The paper will also cut its Monday edition in Palo Alto and its Tuesday edition in San Mateo County.

The cuts were made due to the rising cost of print production and the downturn of the economy, Dianda said.

“We tried to avoid it, but it caught up with us,” he said. “We kept the reporters and the photographers and the rest of us will have to suck it up on the production side.”

The employees were given severance packages based on their tenure with the paper. Dianda said he believes the Daily News will be able to provide the same level of coverage.

Also on Friday, John Armstrong, president and publisher of the Bay Area News Group East Bay, announced that 29 newsroom employees will be laid off July 11. Employees remain vulnerable at the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Mateo County Times.

Contra Costa Times reporter Sara Steffans said the group’s new union is meeting with management in the hopes of softening the blow to workers.

tbarak@sfexaminer.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays attends an event to honor the San Francisco Giants' 2014 World Series victory on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
Willie Mays turns 90: San Francisco celebrates the greatest Giant

By Al Saracevic Examiner staff writer I couldn’t believe it. Willie Mays… Continue reading

Ja’Mari Oliver, center, 11, a fifth grader at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, is surrounded by his classmates at a protest outside the Safeway at Church and Market streets on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in support of him following an April 26 incident where he was falsely accused by an employee of stealing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
School community rallies behind Black classmate stopped at Safeway

‘When you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us’

A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA to resume ‘poverty tows’ amid calls to make temporary ban permanent

Fines and fees hurt low-income, homeless residents, but officials say they are a necessary tool

Income from Shared Spaces will provide financial resources to the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency, according to its director, Jeffrey Tumlin. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA director says Shared Spaces serves transit agency’s financial interest

$10.6 million price tag for program raises concerns among transit agency’s board members

A broad coalition of tenants and housing rights organizers rally at Stanley Mosk Courthouse to protest eviction orders issued against renters Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Federal judge strikes down CDC’s national moratorium on evictions

David Yaffe-Bellany, Noah Buhayar Los Angeles Times A federal judge in Washington… Continue reading

Most Read