The New York Daily News cut half of its newsroom staff on Monday (July 23rd), including the editor-in-chief, the move coming after the century-old New York City newspaper was sold to Tronc Inc. last year for $1. Tronc, whose other media holdings include the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun and the Orlando Sentinel, said in an email to staff that the remaining Daily News journalists will focus on breaking news involving "crime, civil justice and public responsibility." New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged Tronc to reconsider the layoffs, saying they were made without notifying the state or asking for assistance. The Daily News has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes over its years as a New York City institution. I can't imagine they're sleeping too well at the Trib, Sun and Sentinel. It's a national trend as print tries to compete with digital platforms. The Pro-Jo has made cuts and issued buy outs in recent years. Buddy Cianci always said you don't argue with people who buy ink by the barrel....I wonder how he'd feel about quarreling by the quart?