More Changes Coming At Postmedia

CBJ — Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey is faced with having to implement further restructuring efforts in order to cut costs after the Toronto-based company reported a $15.5 million net loss in the third quarter, which ended on May 31.

According to Godfrey tough decisions will need to be made in markets where revenue from digital services isn’t growing fast enough to offset declines in print revenue.

Its uncertain whether the steps taken will result in limited personnel layoffs or complete shutdowns of certain publications. In late June Postmedia announced it would stop printing daily newspapers in Portage La Prairie, Man., Kirkland Lake, Ont., and Pembroke, Ont., but will continue to have a digital presence in the three communities. It also announced the closures of two community newspapers in Alberta and four community newspapers in Ontario.

Late last year Postmedia and Torstar exchanged a total of 41 publications, mostly in Ontario, resulting in the closure of many of them.