WIXY And WLRW's Saga Communications Fires Local Workers

Corporate media's tactics and immediate dismissal of CU Cityview staff calls for comunity action! Champaign, IL -- Friday, January 3, 2003 -- The staff writers of the CU Cityview arrived at work today to find the locks changed on the Cityview office doors, and a posted memo stating that the newspaper was shut down. One day earlier, Saga Communications officers called staff editors and administrators into an unscheduled 4pm meeting, gave out press releases telling of the paper's demise, and then told everyone to go home. No prior notice about the paper's closure was given to the staff of the CU Cityview.

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