Gannett's new round of layoffs includes 31 job cuts at newspapers in Wisconsin at The Post-Crescent, the Green Bay Press-Gazette; company estimated to have cut 118 jobs in Q2

MILWAUKEE , August 1, 2013 () – A new round of job cuts by the Gannett Co. Inc. includes 31 layoffs at newspapers in Wisconsin, the unofficial Gannett Blog is reporting.

Nine positions are being eliminated at The Post-Crescent in Appleton and seven at the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Among those cut was longtime Press-Gazette editorial cartoonist Joe Heller, sources said.

The layoffs include both journalists and non-newsroom employees.

The Gannett Blog, published by former USA Today editor and reporter Jim Hopkins, estimates that the company has cut 118 jobs nationwide in the second quarter.

Gannett's holdings include 82 daily newspapers and 23 television stations. A Gannett spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

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