Orlando Sentinel editor: 'We chose to cut news pages to help bolster our bottom line'

Orlando Sentinel

Give Mark Russell a few points for honesty. The editor of Orlando Sentinel tells readers that "the move to cut news pages was driven by our need to reduce expenses ...[but] we also decided to expand the space for local news — the content we think is most valuable to our readers." The Tribune-owned paper is reducing news pages two months after the Chicago Tribune announced that it's adding 40 more news pages a week and said its news hole is larger than it was five years ago.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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