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Dozens at O.C. Register apply for buyouts as layoffs at newspaper loom
Dozens at O.C. Register apply for buyouts as layoffs at newspaper loom

Dozens of veteran journalists have applied for voluntary buyouts at the Orange County Register, and those who haven't are bracing for layoffs in the latest sign that the daily paper's expansion is faltering. Register owner Aaron Kushner told a somber newsroom Monday that the paper's revenue is growing but not as fast as he had anticipated when he bought the Register nearly two years ago. "Contrary to popular speculation, we have not died and are not dying," he said, according to a newsroom employee who attended the meeting. Still, the cuts are expected to wipe out the staffing gains the paper made during a highly publicized hiring spree in 2012 and 2013, when Kushner bucked a...

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