Thursday, January 6, 2011

Extra: Natl. Enq. & Star Scribes Cut--Staff Caught in Hot News Bureau Share

Sept. 8, 1963 National EnquirerImage via WikipediaTwo Star Magazine writers and one National Enquirer reporter are the latest job casualties as circulation and financially beleaguered American Media, Inc.("AMI") continues to trim costs.

According to a report by, the two tabloids, which already share office space, are going to operate as an AMI news bureau, with New York-based editors doling out the celebrity scandal articles generated by the bureau between the two papers.  AMI filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (In re American Media, Inc., 10-BK-16140) last November.(See "TUOL" post 11/17/10.)

Circulation figures for the supermarket tabloids remain flat, despite the continued presence of Mel Gibson and Michael Jackson's physician/pill dispenser.

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