A West Virginia-based publishing company has acquired the Telegraph of Nashua newspaper.
The Telegraph announced that Ogden Newspapers will purchase the daily from Pennsylvania-based Independent Publications. David Brooks is a reporter with the Telegraph and the Union Rep for Communication Workers of America. He says, on Monday, Ogden’s owners told staff of their plans to downsize.
“We’ve had the one meeting today. The official announcement came today and they were very straight-forward and they said it’s very likely that the newsroom will be smaller.”
When Ogden recently bought a Virginia newspaper it cut half the paper’s roughly 75-person staff. Brooks says the Telegraph currently has about 30 reporters.
Independent owned the daily for 36 years and put the paper on the market this past December after its last owner passed away.
Ogden, a family-owned company, presently owns forty newspapers in twelve states. The Milford Cabinet and other weekly papers also owned by Independent are included in the sale.
The change in ownership will take place on April 22nd.