Madison-based Capital Newspapers has cut 26 jobs across the company due to ongoing sluggish economic conditions, including four in the Wisconsin State Journal newsroom.
Across the company, the job losses affected 15 people — 13 full time and two part time. Another 11 vacant positions were eliminated. Capital Newspapers is co-owned by Lee Enterprises, the Davenport, Iowa, company that is responsible for the State Journal, and The Capital Times Co., which publishes The Capital Times.
In the State Journal newsroom, two full-time employees and one part-time employee were laid off and one vacant full-time job was closed down. The newspaper also reassigned two journalists to other duties in the newsroom.
In all, 11 departments were affected across Capital Newspapers, which also includes newspapers in Portage, Baraboo, Beaver Dam and Columbus.