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From AJR,   October/November 2008  issue

Capital Cutbacks   

Since 2005, newspapers have eliminated more than 40 regional reporter staff positions through layoffs, buyouts and attrition. The newspapers and newspaper companies that have cut back include:

By AJR Staff

Paper/Company/Service Number of positions

Copley News Service/ 6

Cox (Palm Beach Post)/ 1

Daily News (Los Angeles)/ 1

Deseret News (Salt Lake City)/ 1

Des Moines Register/ 1

Denver Post/ 1

Fairbanks News-Miner/ 1

Gatehouse Media/ 2*

Lee Enterprises (Missoulian)/ 1

Lowell Sun (Massachusetts)/ 1

McClatchy News Service/ 2

Orlando Sentinel/ 1**

Patriot-News (Harrisburg)/ 1

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Toledo Blade/ 5***

Portland Press Herald (Maine)/ 1

San Francisco Chronicle/ 2

Seattle Times/ 1

Small Newspapers/ 1

St. Louis Post-Dispatch/ 4

Star-Ledger (Newark)/ 2

Star Tribune (Minneapolis)/ 1

Stephens Media/ 3

Winston-Salem Journal/ 1

*Gatehouse purchased two papers from Copley and did not keep two reporters.

**Reporter worked part time

***Combined bureau with four full-time reporters and one part-time reporter