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NPT Media: Times’ newsroom shrank this week

In addition to media watcher Roy Ortega, the El Paso Times lost a graphic artist and reporter last week in corporate-mandated newsroom cuts.

The reporter was Leonard Martinez, who has been with the Times for about 10 years and most recently was part of the paper’s online team.

He declined to comment on the Times beyond a brief statement: “I’m going to look at all options. I’m pretty much considering everything, but hoping for the lottery.”

It’s been a bad few weeks for newspapers, even considering the long-term decline in print dailies.

The Rocky Mountain News printed its last edition Friday, March 27. [link]

Last week, employees at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram were told they were cutting the workforce by 12 percent, and cutting salaries for all who stayed. [link]

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 8, 2009 at 1:32 am

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