By: Lucia Moses
Belo Says No Jobs To Be Cut
In an effort to boost profitability, The Dallas Morning News will convert three of its five struggling suburban papers into sections of the News starting the week of Nov. 13. The aims are to save money at the semiweeklies by cutting newsprint use, to increase ad revenue, and to grow circulation, said Walt Stallings, general manager/suburban operations.
Copy editing and layout will be shifted to the News, which should improve the content. No jobs will be cut. “Our goal is to be profitable quickly,” Stallings said.
The News began consolidating its suburban group earlier this year, folding one paper into the Arlington Morning News and closing a weekly business paper.
Lucia Moses (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an associate editor covering business for E&P.
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