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Miami Herald Announces More Job Cuts, Furloughs

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MIAMI (CBS4) – It’s a tough time for newspapers, battered by a poor advertising market, and news access via internet. That was made even clearer Monday, when the Miami Herald Media Company announced yet another round of job cuts at its Miami newspapers.

In an email Monday, Herald Publisher David Landsberg told staff that the company’s efforts to develop new revenue streams aren’t enough to offset prolonged revenue declines.

Landsberg said 13 jobs companywide will be eliminated and about 20 other vacant positions won’t be filled. It wasn’t clear how many of those jobs were in the newsrooms of the Herald and the Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald.

Also, all remaining full-time employees will be required to take a weeklong furlough without pay between September and the end of the year.

The company has already laid off more than 200 employees since 2009. It has also made significant cuts to save money, instituted news-sharing with other South Florida newspapers, reduced the physical size of its newspapers, consolidated sections, and raised prices for subscribers and newsstand buyers in an effort to find an economic balance. Remaining staff have endured pay cuts and furloughs.

The Herald is owned by the McClatchy Co.

The Miami Herald and CBS share a news and business partnership.

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