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N.Y. Daily News Cuts Half Its Newsroom in Latest Tronc Move

  • Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich among the staffers being laid off
  • New York tabloid to focus on ‘crime, civil justice’ reporting
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The New York Daily News plans to cut about half its editorial staff, a drastic measure that underscores the continued challenges facing the newspaper industry.

Among the employees being laid off is Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich, who will be replaced by Robert York, the top editor at the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, according to an unsigned memo sent to staff by Tronc Inc., which owns both newspapers.