Tribune Publishing Company announced Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York’s Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
However, the Orlando Sentinel in central Florida, the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Carroll County Times in Maryland will continue to be published with employees working from home as they have been during the pandemic.
As of now, Tribune has not shuttered the Chicago Tribune newsroom, but is exploring options to leave its space overlooking Millennium Park.
“As we progress through the pandemic and as needs change, we will reconsider our need for physical offices,” a spokesperson for the Chicago-based company, Max Reinsdorf, said via email. “We will keep employees informed of decisions as they are made.”
Additionally, in a June 8 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tribune said it had withheld three months of rent payments for “a majority of its facilities and requested rent relief from the lessors in various forms,” including lease terminations.