New York Daily News Lays Off Half Of Its Staff

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York tabloid Daily News will cut half of its newsroom staff and Jim Rich, its editor in chief, was released.

The paper was sold to tronc Inc. last year for $1, with the owner of the Chicago Tribune assuming liabilities and debt.

In an email sent to staff Monday, tronc said staff at the Daily News will focus on breaking news involving “crime, civil justice and public responsibility.”

The newspaper has been a key fixture in New York City for the last century. It...

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