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“The McClatchy Co. has announced that The Olympian newspaper will be printed at The News Tribune in Tacoma starting in November.

In an e-mail to employees Friday [Oct. 10], Olympian President and Publisher John Winn Miller said the move will allow The Olympian to be delivered earlier in most areas, and the newspaper could avoid future capital expenses.

Miller said eight jobs will be affected by the printing move. Three employees could be transferred from Olympia to Tacoma, and the company will try to avoid layoffs by seeking volunteers for severance packages.

McClatchy has been seeking greater efficiency in the past year because of an industrywide downturn in print advertising.

In June, The Olympian laid off 17 people, including four in the newsroom. It offered buyouts in September that resulted in four more newsroom employees leaving,” quoting KING5-News.

Of course, McClatchy publishes The Olympian, The Tacoma News Tribune and The Bellingham Herald all in Puget Sound.

Posted by Steve on November 18, 2008 at 6:12 am | Permalink

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