McClatchy is removing journalists out of newsrooms in seven of its 30 markets, Poynter reported.
The move is aimed at cutting expenses as the company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
By late summer, McClatchy will drop newsrooms in Miami, Charlotte, Washington, Columbia (South Carolina) and Modesto, Merced and San Luis Obispo, California, Poynter said. The space for those newsrooms is leased.
Work for the papers will be done remotely. The aim is for the papers to get into new newsrooms in 2021.
McClatchy filed for bankruptcy in February. The company aims to sell its assets to creditor Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based investment firm. Chatham and another hedge fund, Brigade Capital Management, are the stalking horse bidders in an auction set for July 8.