'Daily News' chief Colin Myler tells staff layoffs were 'inevitable,' announces new digital initiative in boroughs
We want to assure you that the decisions that have been taken followed serious consultations with all departmental heads."(1)
It's unclear who's been let go and how widspread the cuts will be. Several high-profile bylines have been floated by sources, but we've so far been unable to confirm any names.(2)
A Sandy double-punch knocked out both its main headquarters at 4 New York Plaza in the Financial District and its commercial printing facility in Jersey City. Various other news organizations, including The New York Times, The Hartford Courant and The Jewish Week, pitched in in the days immediately following the storm to help the paper produce and print its daily editions.
Monday marks the launch of Daily News Digital Solutions, a consulting arm that will provide digital services to small- and medium-sized New York businesses through a partnership with Hearst's Internet marketing division, LocalEdge.
"All, Please join us for a Daily News Town Hall on Tuesday, July 24 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the building cafeteria," said a July 16 email from Myler and News publisher Bill Holliber. "Look forward to seeing you."