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Parent company of Tribune, TBO, WFLA lays off 29

Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 03:56 PM

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The parent company of The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and WFLA News Channel 8 laid off 29 employees Monday in a drive to cut costs amid a still-difficult national advertising environment.

The cuts came from across the Florida Communications Group, including 20 from back-office operations such as the press room, and 9 from the newsroom, which included several from the Tribune's feature staff.

Newspapers nationally are struggling with sinking advertising, said Tribune Publisher Denise Palmer. Online ad sales, and mobile news traffic continues to rise quickly, Palmer said, but not enough to offset losses from traditional print ads.

"We tried to make these cuts in ways that did not affect the product that the reader sees," Palmer said.

The last major round of newsroom layoffs came in May 2009, when FCG eliminated 25 full-time positions. After this round of cuts, FCG will employ about 1,000 people across the Tampa Bay area.

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