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Just when we need local reporting the most, local media outlets are scaling down operations – Halifax Examiner

March 25, 2020

Yesterday, Mark Lever, president of SaltWire, announced that in response to the economic fallout from COVID-19, the company is making huge, draconian cuts:

Please know these decisions deeply impact our SaltWire family. This is not what we want to do, but it’s what we must do. Effective Wednesday, March 25, the following changes to SaltWire’s business operations will occur:

  • The production of all weekly publications (both free and paid-for) in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia will be suspended for the next 12 weeks.
  • SaltWire will continue to produce —  both in print and online —  four dailies, which will include The Chronicle Herald, the Cape Breton Post, The Guardian and The Telegram.  SaltWire will also continue to provide flyer distribution throughout this period.
  • On a temporary 12-week basis, The Guardian and The Journal Pioneer will be combined, with Journal Pioneer subscribers receiving The Guardian on a daily basis.
  • All NS subscribers to paid weeklies will be provided with the weekend edition of The Chronicle Herald.

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