Philadelphia Newspapers Shrink Page Widths to Cut Newsprint Costs

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By: Jim Romenesko|

Journalists at Philadelphia’s dailies received this we’re-shrinking memo today from Inquirer editor Bill Marimow and executive editor Stan Wischnowski:

Date: August 22, 2012 11:21:46 AM EDT
Subject: Note from Bill and Stan

To the staff:

In mid-November, the company will be converting the page width of the Inquirer (and Daily News) in an effort to reduce our newsprint costs and also provide more commercial printing opportunities at SPP. Like hundreds of newspapers across the country, including major metros such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald, we will adopt a narrower web width of 44 inches, down from the current 48-inch width.

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