Winston-Salem Journal cuts jobs in changing market

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The Winston-Salem Journal reduced its staff by 14 this week in response to declines in advertising revenue and changes in reader habits.  Affected positions were in circulation, production and the newsroom.

The paper is also making changes to the print edition to streamline daily editions, including the elimination of the daily TV grid. The weekly TV book will be reduced by two pages. The paper will still include two pages of comics each day, although the number of strips will be reduced.

The changes come as BH Media eliminates 289 positions throughout the company in an effort to reposition its properties as readers turn more toward digital and mobile readership. While more readers turn to digital products, digital revenue is not yet growing fast enough to offset print revenue losses from both advertising and circulation.