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Star-Ledger sister paper laying off 22 newsroom jobs

By David Wildstein, March 10 2020 9:05 am

The Plain Dealer, the 178-year-old Cleveland daily newspaper that shares owners with the Star-Ledger, is cutting 22 newsroom jobs this month.

“The reason is strictly financial,” said Tom Warsinskey, the Plain Dealer editor.  “The industry revenue model has changed, and print newspapers have struggled to overcome deep losses in subscriptions and advertising.

Warsinskey said that his newspaper has seen a steady decline in print advertising revenue over the last decade, and that  “younger audiences are not subscribing to print editions of newspapers anywhere near the levels previous generations did.”

The Cleveland newspaper scaled back home delivery to Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 2013.

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