Feb 3, 2009

A shrinking Modesto Bee

The Modesto Bee is about to get even smaller.

Last week, management sent out a memo outlining a plan to make major cuts in the number of pages and sections put out by the McClatchy-owned newspaper. From the memo:

In the next several weeks, we'll be:

§ Consolidating and/or combining some sections.

§ Reducing the number of section fronts.

§ Eliminating some pages and sections altogether.

§ Refocusing some sections with content that we think will be a plus for readers.

Read the full memo here.

Last July, McClatchy laid off 80 people at the Modesto Bee and moved the paper's production to Sacramento.

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