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The Washington Post’s holiday doldrums

In 2006, media columnist mentioned that layoffs could be in the works for The Washington Post. Leonard Downie Jr.: “We want to quash any stupid, false rumors like this one”. Publisher Fred Ryan:. In the coming year we will be eliminating a number of positions. Editor: “We are placing big bets on a few new areas of coverage in line with our news mission”. Newsroom leaders can soften the backlash to layoffs at The Post by better explaining the financial realities.