Coronavirus Hits MA Newspapers: Furloughs, Layoffs, Ending Print

Wayland Patch 3/30/20: Coronavirus Hits MA Newspapers: Furloughs, Layoffs, Ending Print. News about the new coronavirus has been nonstop since the outbreak picked up speed in early March. And while local news reporters have been hard at work covering the story, newspapers are being hit hard by outbreak. On Monday, word leaked that the newspaper chain Gannett would begin furloughing employees as ad revenue drops amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to Poynter. In Massachusetts, Gannet owns the MetroWest Daily News, Milford Daily News, Worcester Telegram, Cape Cod Times, Patriot Ledger, and dozens of weekly newspapers.

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