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Inside Advance’s Post-Standard newspaper as it transforms this week to digital first

There’s a small statue of a paperboy inside Stephen A. Rogers’ plush corner office overlooking Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse. In his right hand, the paperboy holds a colorful miniature newspaper, while in his left arm he holds a real … Read more

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Reports: Layoffs hit Patriot-News, Post-Standard in shift to fewer print days

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The Advance-owned Patriot-News laid off "about 70" employees Monday, Stacy Brown reports for The (Carlisle, Pa.) Sentinel. Brown gets to that figure independently; Patriot-News publisher John Kirkpatrick tells him only, “Cuts were made in other areas related to the fact that the needs of the organization are different when you are printing three days a week, even if those papers look more like Sunday editions than daily editions."

The Harrisburg, Pa. paper reports some of the people who've been offered jobs with the new companies that will publish three days a week starting in January:
Many reporters familiar to readers are receiving job offers. Veteran and well-known journalists such as Jan Murphy, Charles Thompson, Bob Flounders, David Jones, Matt Miller, John Luciew, Joe Hermitt, Sean Simmers, Sue Gleiter, Andrew P. Shay, Tim Leone, Ivey DeJesus, Jeanette Krebs, David Wenner, Robert Vickers, Heather Long and Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim were among those offered jobs. (more...)
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Patriot-News, Post-Standard employees to find out today whether they’ll be laid off

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Employees at the (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News and the (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard will find out Monday whether they'll be kept on at new companies that will publish print newspapers three days per week. In Pennsylvania, employees will meet in person with managers:

“The excitement and challenge of starting new companies that can meet the rapidly changing needs of our readers, advertisers and the community are taking a distant back seat today to the needs of dealing the best we can with each person on our staff,” said Patriot-News Publisher and President John Kirkpatrick, who will become president of PA Media Group. “We are all aware that this is an extremely difficult moment for each and every person in our organization.”
70 percent of The Patriot-News' employees will stay on, an unbylined article says. The company will hire 51 new positions, and those laid off "will also be allowed to apply" for them, the article says.

Employees in Syracuse are also expected to learn their fates today. "[A]bout 60" new jobs will be created there, according to the Post-Standard.

Both papers will begin their new schedules in January. Their corporate siblings in New Orleans and Alabama began printing on a reduced schedule Monday.
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Patriot-News staffers will learn next month if they’ve lost their jobs

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Two hundred and thirty employees of the (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News will be notified by the first week of October whether they'll keep their jobs, the Associated Press reports.

In late August the Pulitzer Prize-winning Patriot-News and The (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard announced they would reduce print frequency and cut staff. Both papers are owned by Advance, which has put similar plans into motion in Michigan, New Orleans and Alabama. (more...)
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Harrisburg, Syracuse cuts come as print circulation slides

The decision by Advance Newspapers to cut back to three days of print publishing at the Harrisburg Patriot-News and the Syracuse Post-Standard comes amid slides in print circulation at the papers. Recent reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show print sales -- not counting branded and digital editions, which ABC now allows publishers to add to their print circulation -- dropping pretty steeply in Harrisburg and Syracuse, while digital audiences get stronger. (more...)
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