Tribune Co.announced Monday it has made an investment in Chicago-based media content provider Journatic, which will take over production of TribLocal,the Chicago Tribune'sfive-year-old network of community web sites and print editions.


Terms were not disclosed for the deal, which will outsource all hyperlocal editorial content to reporters and editors at Journatic over the next three months. About half of TribLocal’s 40 staffers, including copy editors, designers and web producers, will see their jobs phased out during the transition, with 11 of 18 reporters being reassigned to provide beefed-up coverage for the Chicago Tribune's suburban bureaus.



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