Fort Wayne Newspaper Lays Off Staff

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The News-Sentinel has partnered with Fort Wayne's morning newspaper, The Journal Gazette, for more than 50 years. The News-Sentinel has partnered with Fort Wayne's morning newspaper, The Journal Gazette, for more than 50 years.
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A long-running news operation in Fort Wayne has announced many of its employees will be out of work. Our partners at WPTA-TV report, despite the The News-Sentinel staffing decisions, the digital news operation will continue.

The newspaper did not specify the number of employees affected by the move. Officials say some "stringers," or freelance reporters, may be used to enhance coverage, according to the station. Reporter Tom Davis, who worked in the newspaper's sports department, was one of the first to tweet about the news.

In August of last year, the newspaper announced plans to end its daily newspaper and transition to a digital product, though its reporters would continue to contribute Fort Wayne's other newspaper, the Journal Gazette. Fort Wayne Newspapers Chief Executive Officer Mike Christman said at the time the move would allow the Sentinel to "reach a wider range of audiences in Fort Wayne."

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