Jul 18, 2008

One less Bee?

McClatchy today announced plans to cut 80 jobs at the Modesto Bee, which will now be printed in Sacramento.

The Bee's story raises a lot of unanswered questions. Like, which 80 jobs? And, will the Modesto paper continue on as an independent newspaper? Or, will it become a supplement of the Sacramento Bee? The quote from the publisher provides little in the way of clarity:
"This regional synergy with our sister McClatchy paper allows us to combine resources and streamline processes, resulting in significant cost savings and the avoidance of future capital expenses," [Publisher and President Margaret] Randazzo said in her memo Friday. "This is consistent with combining operations across the entire industry," including at other McClatchy papers.
(via Romenesko)

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