‘Omaha World-Herald’ Reduces Workforce

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A spokesman for the Omaha World-Herald says the paper is cutting 51 jobs, about 7 percent of its workers, to help offset the rising cost of newsprint and the weakening economy.

Spokesman Joel Long said Thursday that the cuts do not involve the 32 other papers the World-Herald owns. Long declined to say how many newsroom jobs were cut.

The employee-owned paper, the state’s largest, says it has a daily circulation of 169,722, a Sunday circulation of 216,285 and more than 720 employees.

Newspapers across the country have been trimming their workforces all year in response to a continuing drop in advertising spending that is compounding the revenue declines newspapers have seen for years as readers and advertisers have migrated to the Internet.

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