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SacBee cuts 87 workers; Pruitt hangs on

The Sacramento Bee is again cutting its work force by 7 percent, or 87 full- and part-time workers, through voluntary buyouts. The newsroom lost 23 people, the Bee reported. In June, the paper reduced its staff by 8 percent.

A day before the cuts, a Wall Street Journal column suggested McClatchy would go private. The column was based on the news that chairman and CEO Gary Pruitt had resigned as a co-trustee of four trusts that control much of the McClatchy family’s company stock.

Pruitt admitted to an alt-weekly, the Sacramento News & Review, that this year has been the worst of his life but that he’s not quitting:

(Photo credit: Noel Neuburger, Sacramento News & Review)

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