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Pay cuts, part-time layoffs at The News

News buildingsWe’re joining Birmingham Weekly in reporting that The Birmingham News has made an additional 7% average reduction in salaries for its full-time employees. They also announced the closure of all suburban news bureaus by September and layoffs of some part-time employees, though there are no additional furloughs expected for now.

We also learned that employees at The Anniston Star and its subsidiairies found out that they would also be experiencing a 10% reduction in salary, just days after launching its new website. 

Ike Pigott broke both stories via Twitter earlier this afternoon.

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Stephen Black’s been busy

It’s safe to say that most of our readers probably don’t know who Stephen Black is. That’s fine, since the Anniston Star has just published a great profile of the director of the Center of Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama and president and founder of Impact Alabama. Back in November, Black was one of ten recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Community Health Leaders Award for the development of the FocusFirst program, leading to additional coverage. You can find out how you can assist with any of the organization’s programs.