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Boston Globe Cuts Jobs

Amid sagging circulation and weakening ad sales, the Boston Globe is announcing it will make a fresh round of job cuts in its newsroom.

The paper will offer buyout packages to 60 workers, including editorial staff.

The Globe's web site, boston.com, will not be effected by the job cuts.

One reporter, who asked not to be named, says the buyouts are not a surprise, and there is relief among many employees that there apparently will not be any layoffs.

Four years ago, the Globe's newsroom employeed about 500 people, but that number has decreased through other buyouts and attrition to 383 people today.

The New York Times Company, which owns the Globe, is also offering buyout packages to staff at its other major Massachusetts holding, the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

This program aired on February 28, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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