The State Journal-Register in Springfield made news among the journalism set when its five-year editor offered to resign to save jobs of reporters.
Springfield’s weekly paper, Illinois Times, wrote this story.
The paper is now owned by Gateway, which loves to cut costs.
The S J-R has a circulation of 17,000 on weekdays and 20,000 on weekends, according to Wikipedia.
Capitol Fax reports the Springfield paper is down to five reporters.
Where the Journal-Register on Wikipedia lists the circulation figures cited above, the Northwest Herald shows weekday circulation of 32,934 and Sunday distribution of 34,961.
I’ve been told the NWH has five or six reporters.