As Turvill reported, staff at more than 1,000 local newspapers in the US are under furlough amid cost-cutting measures, with more sure to follow.
His article also provides an interactive map, which highlights where these 1,000 publications are located.
Local newspapers that rely on advertisers for their revenue are the ones being hit hardest – one Illinois-based publisher with 15 local papers has gone out of business already.
Although it remains unclear where the axe will fall on larger publishers, Turvill writes, cuts to pay and working hours are being introduced widely.
Gannett, which owns USA Today and more than 260 daily publications in North America, and Lee Enterprises, which publishes 75 daily newspapers across 26 states, are only a few companies to introduce cost-cutting measures.
Several magazines and consumer websites such as Buzzfeed, Vice and Sports Illustrated have announced cuts too.
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