Report: Cuts at Washington City Paper; ‘Layoffs Are Part of the Discussion’ According to Editor, Wemple

citypaper082908 Report: Cuts at Washington City Paper; Layoffs Are Part of the Discussion According to Editor, WempleSommer Mathis of DCist is reporting cuts ahead at The Washington City Paper. According to a "newsroom insider," the paper (which, along with five other papers nationwide, is owned by Creative Loafing) has to reduce its budget by $170,000.

Ms. Mathis quotes City Paper editor Erik Wemple as saying:

Like a lot of media companies, we are going through an exceptionally rough period, and indeed we are discussing how to cut expenses. I don’t want to cite any figures at this point because we are trying our best as a company to minimize the impact. But yes, layoffs are part of the discussion.