NJ's Star-Ledger To Cut 18 Newsroom Staffers

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Advance Publications-owned New Jersey daily newspaper The Star-Ledger today announced that it was laying off 34 employees, including 18 in the newsroom. In the announcement posted on Advance's NJ.com, the paper's publisher Richard Vezza blamed the cuts on "continuing financial pressures and the lingering effects of Hurricane Sandy." Vezza added that the paper was not planning to shift to a three-day printing schedule as have some of its corporate cousins, including notably The [New Orleans] Times-Picayune.

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