"We still have a very significant number of local reporters full-time in those markets. . . . We're not ceding any of those markets from a local content standpoint."
-- Asbury Park Press Publisher Tom Donovan, insisting that readers shouldn't expect a drastically different product after the current roster of 99 editorial staff members drops to 53 on Feb. 4 at three other Gannett N.J. newspapers. His remarks came in an interview today with Patch.com.
Earlier: In Louisville, Ky., how to damn Gannett with faint praise