Indy Star layoffs include entire copydesk

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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:59 pm

The Indianapolis Star will reduce newsroom staff and management by 15 percent over the next few weeks, according to the Indianapolis Newspaper Guild. The cuts include five photographers and the entire copydesk.

Star Editor Jeff Taylor was less specific in his column stating that the paper will, “reduce the number of managers and streamline and reposition some jobs in (the paper’s) production process.”

Other changes are also on the horizon for the Indianapolis daily, including a move to a new downtown location on Sept. 29. The paper will take up residence in the former Nordstrom space in Circle Center Mall at the corner of Meridian and Georgia streets.

The daily operated at its 307 N. Pennsylvania St. location for more than 100 years.

In his column, Taylor also said the paper is planning to expand investigative reporting, as well as reporting on quality of life and things to do, as well s expanding business coverage, digital offerings and social media engagement.

“That comes with pain,” Taylor said. “But it’s a necessary change for the future and allows us to devote a greater number of talented journalists to providing unique local content.”

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