Salinas daily closes pressroom, outsources

The Gannett-owned Salinas Californian shut down its presses today (Sept. 19) and will turn over the duty of printing the daily newspaper to Southwest Offset Printing (SOP), which has a plant in Redwood City. However, SOP plans to move its pressroom to a new plant at 587 Charcot in North San Jose in January. That plant currently prints the Palo Alto Daily Post, Palo Alto Weekly, Financial Times and numerous other papers. E&P reports that the move eliminated the jobs

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Salinas paper hires reporters, adds beats

Like many newspapers, the ax fell hard last year at The Californian, the Gannett-owned 14,240-circulation daily in Salinas. In December, the paper eliminated 40 jobs. And Gannett has instituted week-long unpaid furloughs at all of its papers and TV stations to cut costs. Given that, this upbeat item in today’s Californian caught our eye: The Californian hires three new reporters; some will cover new beats Three more reporters have joined the staff here at The Salinas Californian. The fact that

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