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Dayton Daily News photo chief resigns in protest

CINCINNATI (AP) - The photo director for a southwest Ohio newspaper has resigned rather than go along with planned layoffs of photography staffers.

Larry Price says he doesn't think the plan is fair to staffers or in the best interests of the Dayton Daily News and readers of the Cox Media Group newspaper. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer resigned Monday, three days after being told two to four people would be cut from nine staffers.

Industry layoffs and other staff reductions have become common as news organizations face more competition online and declining advertising revenues.

Cox executive Emily Chambers says Cox Media Group Ohio is constantly evolving to meet the needs of readers and advertisers and adjusts staffing levels accordingly.

The 57-year-old Price says he plans to pursue photography projects.