The San Diego Union-Tribune is in the process of laying off at least 40 newsroom employees, two newsroom sources said.
Lorie Hearn, a senior editor at the newspaper, is in the midst of delivering the news to the affected employees, a source said.
Two sources said the employees are being given 60 days notice, a state requirement whenever a company lays off more than 50 people.
The layoffs are the first under the newspaper’s new ownership. The Union-Tribune’s sale to Beverly Hills-based Platinum Equity was completed Monday.
We’ll have more later.