The basic news was they're looking to see how to tighten the budget in light of ongoing declines in circulation, which were described as about 4 percent a year... and what were described as flat revenues and increasing newsprint costs.
More Quotes from Rick Weiss:It's always worrisome when you cut back at your core newsgathering operation. There's going to be nothing to serve up to the radio station or the TV or the Web site if we don't have time and people to actually dig out the news and get it right and write our stories.
They want us to spend more and more time supporting these other platforms but they are all derivative of the reporting we're doing for the paper. If we don't dredge up the news, we have nothing to pass on. But we have less and less time to do that dredging.
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