We reported last night that the Stephens Media Washington D.C. bureau was bracing for cutbacks, as two of the bureau’s three reporters were being laid off. The news today is equally grim for some Stephens workers in Arkansas:
Arkansas Project commenter “Ink-Stained” reports that the layoffs hit Fort Smith (Stephens owns the Southwest Times Record newspaper there) today, with at least five employees being let go, maybe more. (Update: A commenter adds that the Fort Smith hit totals 16 individuals.)
Over at the Arkansas Times blog, Max Brantley reports that the cuts are hitting the Little Rock Capitol Bureau as well.
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