Friday, March 24, 2017
Publisher: Don't worry about cuts, our papers will be "stronger, more robust"
Jamey Honeycutt, Gatehouse Media's regional publisher, told Fox 14 Thursday that fewer editions will enable the newspapers to offer readers a better product.
"Our communities will be better served by stronger, more robust editions filled with more local news," Honeycutt promised in a statement provided to reporter Chloe Leshner.
Honeycutt provided no details on how this would be done, considering that the fewer editions will also be accompanied by job cuts.
At Carthage, long-time reporter Becca Haines, a Carthage native, lost her job. leaving two people, Managing Editor John Hacker and Sports Editor Brennan Stebbins on the news staff.
Honeycutt is promising that daily news will continue to be covered on the newspapers' internet sites, a prospect that provides little comfort with fewer staff members to provide that news.