Publications Make Staffing Adjustments While Dealing With Fallout From Coronavirus

Alt-weeklies and local papers have already seen the effects

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Staffers are starting to see changes to pay and employment status due to the coronavirus. Getty Images

Layoffs and furloughs have begun hitting national media companies, many of which have a portfolio of publications, amid the international coronavirus crisis that’s sure to put a strain on many—if not all—industries.

@SaraJerde sara.jerde@adweek.com Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.