40% decrease in Star-Ledger newsroom

The Star-Ledger said that they have accepted 151 newsroom buyout offers and will continue with 40% less staff by theend of the year. Seventeen buyout requests were turned down. Publisher George Arwady, who gets credit for saving the state’s largest newspaper, said that the departues will be staggered. In an e-mail to employees, Editor Jim Willse said his new challenge is to “figure out a way to make a good newspaper with a 40% smaller staff.”

40% decrease in Star-Ledger newsroom