Impremedia announced it will outsource the design, formatting and production of its editorial and ad pages to Business News Group (BNG), a company based in Monterrey, Mexico.
The company says BNG will produce ads and editorial pages for La Opinión in Los Angeles and for its weeklies La Raza of Chicago, La Prensa of Orlando, El Mensajero of San Francisco and Rumbo of Houston.
What it doesn’t say in its press release is this means job cuts. A source tells me 15 designers at La Opinión will lose their jobs, but they were informed they will stay on long enough to train their “replacements” from Mexico. Three editors were also recently laid off.
Kevin Roderick, from L.A. Observed writes in his blog that recent cuts have brought the newsroom staff from over 100 not too long ago, to under 40.