They Were Some of the Last Journalists at Their Papers—Then Came the Layoffs

From a Washington Post story by Elahe Izadi headlined “They were some of the last journalists at their papers. Then came the layoffs.”:

The only full-time news reporter at the Daily Jeffersonian kept busy until recently. Kristi Garabrandt drove around Guernsey County, Ohio, for three years covering local council meetings and Eagle Scouts, photographing community events and writing a series on drug addiction.

The Daily Jeff, as it’s called locally, has been around since 1824. “The reality is the community paper is pretty much what holds your community together,” Garabrandt said.

More Gannett Newspapers Kill Print Editions, Go Online

From a story in the Boston Business Journal by Don Seiffert headlined “Several Mass. Gannett newspapers to kill print edition, go online-only”:

As of May, around 20 local newspapers west Boston that are owned by Gannett will be stopping print publication altogether, reporting solely online.

Several Gannett papers posted notices to readers on Wednesday saying that as of early May, it will “instead exclusively offer news online” at its Wicked Local websites, as well as “on social media, via digital newsletters and other platforms.”