The Internet rumors we hinted about in Monday's update have, unfortunately, become reality at the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WKYC/3 is reporting today that 50 Plain Dealer staffers are exiting the state's largest daily newspaper, in the latest round of job cuts at the Advance/Newhouse owned paper.
WKYC's Tom Beres reports that 27 PD newsroom staffers got the word via phone this morning that they were being laid off, and that another 23 workers have accepted a buyout from the paper.
Beres notes that the PD staff is "about a third smailler" since the series of layoffs and buyouts began some years ago.
So far, there's no word of any names of employees who have either taken buyouts, or been laid off.
But given the state of both the economy and the newspaper business, these Plain Dealer job cuts are not likely to be the last ones...