"Given continued declines in revenue, we need to reduce expenses significantly, and thus have no alternative but to implement a reduction in work force," says Merc publisher George Riggs
. The MediaNews paper plans on eliminating 101 positions by December 19th. || Mercury News:
About 40 jobs will come out of the newsroom, which is a 14% cut." from Romenesko , Mercury News, Poynter.org.