nytimes.com – As financial troubles continue to plague the newspaper industry, some companies are coming up with new ways to trim their year-end costs. At The Orange County Register, it involves some old-fashioned shoe leather. In recent weeks, The Register has asked its employees, including reporters, to help deliver newspapers and return phone calls from readers who did not receive their papers. Richard Mirman, The Register’s interim publisher, sent a series of emails to employees describing the problems it has had with distribution because it recently changed newspaper carriers.
California Paper Asks Its Employees to Produce, Then Deliver, the News