Union-Tribune Lays Off Staffers

It's not clear how many employees were affected

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    Sam Hodgson/voiceofsandiego.org
    The Union-Tribune's headquarters in Mission Valley.

    Another round of layoffs is taking place at the Union-Tribune, which issued a news release Wednesday detailing its plans for the future.

    The papers said in the announcement that its restructuring plans included changes that would "include a reduction and realignment of staffing levels."

    It's not clear how many employees were affected or when the layoffs are taking place. NBCSanDiego'com's media partner voiceofsandiego.org reported that among those affected were editorial-page director Bob Kittle and the U-T's opinon-page editor, Bernie Jones.

    "We are not commenting on specific personnel issues, including how many and which positions have been eliminated," said Drew Schlosberg, the director of community and public relations at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

    Among the paper's plans for the future, according to the news release, are "an editorial effort that will drive more local news coverage to targeted communities in San Diego; a planned redesign of SignOnSanDiego.com; and a substantial investment in a pagination system that will significantly streamline the newspaper's production process."

    This is the second round of layoffs in three months at the paper. In May, the company announced that 192 positions were being eliminated.