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Troy Record to close its one office

Jan 15, 2019 6:30 am
Brian Nearing is reporting for the Times Union the Troy Record will close its small, rented office on River Street next month. Once the location is closed, staffers will work digitally without a central location, management said. However, the newspaper, which has been publishing in the city for 232 years, will continue to publish its printed edition and post to its website. "Our commitment to The Record's readers is strong," Ron Rosner, senior editor of the Troy Record and The Saratogian, wrote in a column Jan. 12. "We have served Troy and the region for more than a century and we take our role as an institution in the area quite seriously. With this initiative, we will keep that tradition alive and stronger than ever." Rosner wrote that The Record office would close by late February so staffers could be "positioned in or around the Capital Region." City Editor Nicholas Buonanno declined comment, referring questions to Rosner, who declined to say anything beyond his written statement. The newspaper's owner, Digital First Media, has been steadily selling off the papers assets, including its former home for $2.65 million. Since Digital First took ownership of the former Journal Register newspaper chain, staff at Digital First newspapers has been cut by more than 50 percent, more than double the industry average, according to a study by The News Guild, a national union representing newspaper workers. Read the full story in the Times Union.