New York Daily News Will Outsource Its Printing

From the New York Daily News:

The New York Daily News announced plans to outsource its printing and inserting operations to the North Jersey Media Group.

The move, which will be negotiated with unions representing affected employees, reflects an industry trend toward consolidation to help blunt the impact of declining print readership and would result in the closure of the Daily News’ Liberty View plant in Jersey City.

Daily News General Manager Michael Gates said “prior public company ownership” had planned to discontinue the print edition, but “current ownership is committed to maintaining the print newspaper and that now requires us to find efficiencies that have become common in the industry by identifying a partner to handle production.”