This morning, Mercury News newsroom staffers were to be told via phone whether they were going to be laid off. The San Jose paper is cutting 40 members of its newsroom. As the Guild points out in this posting, “This would be a blow at any time but it comes on the heels of nearly two years of deecost-cutting. Since 2000, the newsroom at the Mercury News has been cut in half from about 400 journalists to 200 full-time positions. This bloodletting has to stop.” The Merc used this same procedure of calling employees at home to let them know they are fired during the last round of layoffs in January.

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  1. Here is a list of 31 people included in the layoff and 15 people who have voluntary resigned since the layoffs were announced on June 6.

    Included in the layoff

    Peter Allen
    Stewart G Applin
    Jennifer Aquino
    Morna Baird
    Michele R. Chandler
    Victor chi
    Barbara J. Egbert
    Marilee S. Enge
    Robin C. Evans
    Kristen C. Folmar
    Rodney A. Foo
    Susanna L. Frohman
    Constance L. Gove
    Brian A. Griffin
    Terri L. Hart
    Brad Kava
    dikran Keraghosian
    Anthony Lioce
    Marian Liu
    Thomas Moore
    Raymond Moses
    Kimberly Nauman
    John Orr
    Daniel Reed
    Janice Rombeck
    Colin Seymour
    Khanh Weinberg
    Nicole Wong
    Sara Wykes
    Steve Yvaska
    Steve Zuckerman

    voluntary resignations since the layoffs were announced on June 6th:

    Tim Ball
    Margaret Bethel
    Roger Cohn
    Dave Curtis
    dylan Hernandez
    Jeff Hindenach
    Elizabeth Howton
    Wes Killingbeck
    Will McCahill
    Glenn Rabinowitz
    Akii Ramsess
    Elisabeth Rubinfein
    Meryl Simon
    Yomi Wrong
    Oie Yeh

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