Weekly newspapers scout workers displaced by hard-pressed dailies
While daily newspapers are trimming their staffs, community weeklies are on the hunt for workers.
Michelle Rea, executive director of the New York Press Association, the Albany-based trade group for weeklies, said more than a dozen community newspapers around the state are looking for people.
NYPA will try to find matches with workers being cut by the dailies.
"There is a lot of interest," she said.
There also are a lot of displaced people. On June 12, the Daily Gazette laid off five employees, including three in the newsroom. A year ago, the Schenectady paper cut 12 people. General manager Dan Beck blamed "difficult business conditions."