— Marty Swant (@martyswant) May 24, 2012
Like the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Newhouse’s Alabama newspapers will only be printed on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays starting this fall. “The change in organizational structures across all departments will lead to a reduction in the overall size of the workforce. Details are still being worked out.”
Cindy Martin, president of the new digitally focused company, says: “There are always painful choices when you begin a process that will lead to people losing their jobs. But at the same time, we must position ourselves to be sustainable businesses going forward. The new companies we launch in the fall, we believe, not only achieve that, but will serve our growing audiences and advertisers better than ever before.”
Newhouse’s Alabama Media Group includes the Birmingham News, the Press-Register of Mobile, and the Huntsville Times.
Birmingham News business reporter Marty Swant is live-tweeting the newsroom meeting.