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Published 04/6/2020
9:30pm

Argus-Press Announces Coronavirus Scale-Back, Layoffs

"Subscribers like you will be the key to our ability to survive," Publisher says

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The Argus-Press Publisher, Tom Campbell, and wife Cathy, posted a message to the newspaper's Facebook page on Monday morning, April 6th, announcing that the daily paper is shrinking.

"In order for The Argus-Press to continue to publish each day, the number of pages has declined. We apologize for this," the note reads. "As many businesses remain closed due to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “stay home, stay safe” order, they have placed their advertising space on hold." Not only is the decline in revenue impacting the physical publication, the Campbells revealed it's also impacting personnel, saying "As a result of that loss of revenue, we have begun to lay off employees — something The Argus-Press has never done in its 166-year history. The employees and our delivery carriers we have been able to retain are showing great courage coming to work every day and putting themselves on the front lines so our readers can have great local coverage of events and coronavirus news from our county at this critical time in all of our lives."

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The Argus-Press isn't the only newspaper struggling. We applaud the Campbells for doing what it takes to save the daily paper. In Eaton County, The County Journal and Flashes Advertising & News have suspended printing. The same is true for Jackson County's The Grass Lake Times and Springport Signal, and most certainly many other community papers.

 The Campbells addressed the paper's readers and subscribers, saying "Subscribers like you will be the key to our ability to survive. We greatly appreciate your readership and pledge that we will rebuild the physical newspaper as quickly as possible after the pandemic has passed and as the economy is revived," adding "We hope to be full strength once again after this difficult time passes. Thank you for sticking with us."

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