FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - The (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel has cut seven of its eight newsroom employees but says it will maintain its website and a page within The Journal Gazette six days a week.
News-Sentinel Publisher Michael Christman told The Journal Gazette the cuts made Friday were "a business decision, based on the current state of the industry, on how the News-Sentinel was going to move forward."
Columnist Kevin Leininger was the only newsroom employee retained. Laid-off reporter Tom Davis told WANE-TV that those eliminated were given severance packages and continued health care coverage.
The News-Sentinel eliminated its six-day afternoon print edition last October.
The News-Sentinel is owned by Wheeling, West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers. It has a joint operating agreement with The Journal Gazette for business-side operations such as advertising and circulation.