Stephens Media has announced the elimination of nine newsroom jobs and mandatory furloughs at its Morning News paper in Springdale, Ark.
In a story published Friday, the newspaper said other departments had cuts as well. It also plans to start a limited furlough program for newsroom employees to cut expenses and will use a new smaller format for its print edition.
"We regret having to reduce our work force. Our hearts go out to our friends and colleagues at this difficult time," publisher Tom Stallbaumer said. "They all contributed to our success and they will be missed."
Stephens Media owns McDonald County Newspapers.