Las Vegas newspaper names interim publisher with a penchant for …

The Review-Journal today reported that Jim Hopson will become the interim publisher of the paper but only for a few months.

The story reports he also was interim publisher at other newspapers — News-Journal of Daytona Beach, Fla; the Press of Atlantic City, and the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette.

In April 2013, the Press of Atlantic City laid off 26 employees and eliminated 13 vacant positions, according to a memo from Publisher Jim Hopson, to reduce the paper’s costs and improve its financial performance in preparation for the newspaper’s sale.

Upon taking over as publisher of the Worcester paper in June 2014 Hopson reportedly said “most employees” will retain their jobs — but not all. Industry sources told Worcester Magazine at the time the company likely would cut between 15 and 20 positions. By November there were 28 layoffs.

In 2010, Hopson was interim publisher of the Daytona Beach paper when it cut 48 employees. With that cut, the paper’s staff had been cut in half over just a couple of years.

Jim Hopson, interim R-J publisher (R-J photo)

 

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7 comments on “Las Vegas newspaper names interim publisher with a penchant for …

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    Just another hatchet man. Good luck to all who are about to get the ax!

  2. Precisely the term an email correspondent used upon reading the story in the paper before I linked to all the layoffs.

  3. Steve says:

    Now they’ve started hacking away at bone it’s gonna take more than a hatchet.

  4. Vernon Clayson says:

    Does it really matter anymore? Other than the regular local automobile, motorcycle, and pedestrian deaths the news is from centralized sources, New York and Washington. It’s on the Internet even before the talking heads on television announce it. Speaking of them, Scott Pelley is the most irritating of the bunch, that serious act is getting really old, who can give a crap what he says?

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