News Disruption in Massachusetts


From MASSterlist:

No news: Newspapers cut staff as ads dry up amid crisis
Just when the public needs them most, local newspapers are shrinking amid the coronavirus emergency and plunging revenues. The Daily Hampshire Gazette and its sister papers in western Mass. have cut an undisclosed number of positions and cut the pay of remaining workers across the board, Ray Kelly of MassLive reports.

Similar story at the Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, where the top editor says layoffs there — including veteran political reporter Jim Hand — are meant to be temporary furloughs, according to Ted Nesi and Tim White of WPRI-TV.