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Five months after buying Tampa Trib, Tampa Bay Times announces more layoffs

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Five months after purchasing rival Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Bay Times will be eliminating more jobs in the upcoming budget year, in an effort to bring the newspaper to the same staffing levels as 2015. Benjamin Mullen of Poynter.org reports that Paul Tash, Times Publishing Company chair and CEO, announced the cutbacks in a memo to employees Monday. “Payroll is our biggest single expense, and in 2017 we will return to the same overall levels we had in 2015 —…

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