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Boston Globe Looks To Cut 50 Newsroom Jobs

The Globe is offering another round of buyouts as it struggles with declining advertising revenue amid the slumping economy.

WBUR's Abigail Beshkin reports.

Globe officials say if they don't get 50 people to take the offer, there will be layoffs.

The buyout is extended to the entire newsroom — about 400 people. And, for the first time, workers with Boston.com are included.

This is the fourth buyout in as many years, and religion reporter Michael Paulson says he sees the impact.

PAULSON: Each time I notice the people that leave, and I notice the impact of their not being here. There are things that we're doing when I started here that we're not doing anymore, but I think we're still doing great work.

Buyout recipients will get two weeks pay for every year at the paper--up to 52 weeks.

This program aired on January 16, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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