Austerity Measures Impact Staffers Across Print, Audio Media



DELRAY BEACH, FLA. — On May 3, 2016, the Tampa Tribune was acquired by its longtime rival, the Tampa Bay Times — formerly the St. Petersburg Times. The Tribune was folded, with operations merged into the Times, leaving Nielsen Audio market No. 19 with just one daily print publication.

On Monday, that ended: the Times will now publish only on Wednesdays and Sundays, as the novel coronavirus has ravaged the company’s finances.

The newspaper isn’t the only media organization grappling with job losses. Monday also saw the nation’s No. 1 owner of radio stations, a “local first” media company with radio at its core, and a newspaper industry giant also slash their respective pay rolls.

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