Another ordinary day of newspapering fatalities
When the web first started devastating the newspaper publishing industry, many thought it would be just a matter of a shake-out shaking out the weak players.
Two Triad newspapers, The Mount Airy News and The Tribune of Elkin-Jonesville, are operating without publishers after the men resigned Monday after job cuts.
The newspapers were bought this month by Heartland Publications LLC of Old Saybrook, Conn., as part of a purchase that included five other Triad newspapers and 16 papers overall.
But nearly everyday, more blood is spilled on the floor. Here are two:
DENVER Seven newsroom employees at The Denver Post have been laid off, in addition to 14 others who accepted buyout offers, Editor Gregory L. Moore said Tuesday.
The newspaper said last week that 16 employees accepted buyouts, but two changed their minds, Moore said.
The Post, which is owned by MediaNews Group Inc., took the action amid an industrywide restructuring as newspapers cope with declining readership and advertising revenue.
SAN JOSE The San Jose Mercury News plans to cut its newsroom staff by about 17 percent next month as readers and advertising dollars migrate to the Internet, the paper's new executive editor said Tuesday.