Sunday, December 28, 2008

Coming soon: 'A new newspaper for a new year'

Rick Jensen, publisher of The Daily Times and the Delmarva Media Group, writes about changes at his newspapers:

While The Daily Times and the affiliated weekly publications in the Delmarva Media Group remain profitable, we have had to make some difficult expense reductions because of the sour economy.

The most difficult and gut-wrenching has been the reduction in our work force in 2008 that has led to the layoffs of about three dozen employees in our offices in Salisbury, Ocean City, Bethany Beach and Virginia.

We were very cautious in making those cuts not to harm our local news gathering and local advertising sales efforts. Our top priorities are providing strong local community news coverage for Delmarva readers and bringing buyers and sellers together so our advertisers are successful -- especially in the stagnant economy.

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