Sharpening knives (updated)
MediaNews plans to layoff nine newsroom employees at the San Jose Mercury News.*, **
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times newsroom is preparing for another round of cuts - mostly layoffs this time, according to Tell Zell.
*Editor & Publisher reports that Martin Gee is one of those getting the pink slip at the Mercury News. Gee created the "Reduction in Force" page on Flickr to document the last round of layoffs.
**Steve Geissinger, long-time capitol bureau chief for the Oakland Tribune, is a victim of the latest layoffs.