Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun to be run as one newsroom, part of Postmedia's cost cutting plan

Dec 19 2017, 2:59 am

Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey today announced that as part of the company’s cost cutting program, local newspapers Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald will see their two newsrooms merged into one.

The mergers aren’t just happening in Calgary, but in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Edmonton as well, where dual brands would run under one newsroom: The Vancouver Sun and The Province, Edmonton Sun and Edmonton Journal, and Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun.

Cuts to the company are happening nationwide, with approximately 90 journalists laid off today, and more coming soon.

“Through a deep pool of talented multi-media journalists local news and events will be covered, reported on and investigated by one team in Ottawa, one team in Calgary, one team in Edmonton and one team in Vancouver,” Godfrey told staff in a memo. “Stories covered will be adapted by platform at a rewrite desk dedicated to ensuring that the right voice and content makes it to the right brand and platform.”

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