The Daily Gazette today laid off 16 employees.
The cuts, which included newsroom staffers, were prompted by adverse
business conditions, particularly by declines in advertising revenue and
the high cost of newsprint.
In the past six months, the paper has taken other steps to boost revenue
and reduce costs, including earlier staff reductions and elimination of
the weekly TV supplement.
The measures are similar to those taken by newspapers across the country.
"Our staff will continue to produce a high quality newspaper that will
serve our readers and advertisers in the Capital Region," said Dan Beck,
the company's general manager.