The first daily I ever worked for, the Palestine (Texas) Herald-Press, has cut publication from seven days to five a week and has started mailing rather than delivering papers. I hear that substantial staff cutbacks also have taken place.
For the rest of Crisp's post, here. And for the H-P's story on the cuts, here.
From the Herald-Press, Aug. 1, another development that couldn't help a strapped publication:
Authorities have said [Herald-Press circulation manager Malinda Shea] Lucas took advantage of her position at the newspaper to create names of ficticious newspaper carriers. Checks were then generated in the names of those fake carriers, with Lucas cashing those and pocketing the proceeds, authorities have said.
Lucas stole $107,254.78 from the Herald-Press over a four-year period, according to authorities.
And for the rest of that sad story, go here.
I sometimes wonder how the Vicad can keep on publishing papers comprising just three four- and six-page news sections and a classified section that's all house ads.