[It] used to be the principal local news source in this city of 163,000.
Owned by the largest newspaper publisher in the nation, Gannett, the venerable Californian now carries stories from the chain’s USA Today flagship and its other California papers. The only original content from Salinas comes in the form of paid obituaries, making death virtually the only sign of life at an institution once considered a must-read by many Salinans.
Gannett’s downsizing accelerated after the company’s 2019 merger with GateHouse Media to form a company that owns roughly one-fifth of all daily newspapers in America. Gannett employed 11,200 people at the end of 2022, regulatory filings showed, a 47% decline from three years prior.
American politics today is defined by a half-century long inequality crisis fueled in large part by the declining power of organized labor so it's hard to believe that someone can be a very insightful politics editor if they are a scab. https://t.co/f8xCDfcvQq— Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) March 27, 2023
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