Lewiston Tribune: Newspapers are doing as much with less

by Elaine Williams

Escalating prices for the paper they print on are creating a challenge for newspapers throughout the region.

In response to rising newsprint costs, TPC Holdings — the parent company of the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News — has passed on some of that increase to the more than 10 weekly and university newspapers it prints in north central Idaho and southeastern Washington, Chief Financial Officer Justin Ralston said.

Publishers of five area newspapers contacted for this story said they haven’t laid off employees, but they are watching money carefully.

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