In more pink slip sadness today, (owned by Denver-based MediaNews Group) eliminated 50 jobs. Fifteen newsroom employees and 19 employees from "other parts of the paper" were let go today. Citing a loss of advertising revenue because to the evil Internet, this most recent workforce slashing represents "a cut of about 5 percent" of the over Merc staff.

On the flip side, two editors received promotions: Barbara J. Marshman, associate editor, replaces Stephen E. Wright as the Merc's editorial page editor. (The first woman to hold that title); and deputy business editor Stephen R. Trousdale was rechristened business editor.

Stay strong, print publishing folk. Stay strong.

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