Chron buries layoff story on page C2

Tune in to any of the local TV or radio news stations today (May 18), and one of the top stories — if not the top story— was the Chronicle’s decision to cut 25% of its news staff. Both KGO-AM 810 and KCBS-AM 740 offered “team coverage” with multiple reports. KCBS did an extended interview with UC Berkeley faculty member and former “60 Minutes” producer Lowell Bergman (click here to hear podcast). KCBS also interviewed Phil Matier, who works for

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Chron printers to vote on contract Sunday

An update to yesterday’s item about the Chronicle’s plans to shut down its pressroom and outsource its printing to Montreal-based Transcontinental, which will build a $200 million plant in the Bay Area. • New union contract. The Chronicle’s 230 printers, who have been working without a contract since July 1, 2005, plan to vote Sunday on a new contract proposal from management, according to a story in this morning’s Chron. The contract with the the Web Pressmen and Prepress Workers

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