Big Island Newspapers Cut Reporter Nancy Cook Lauer

The owner of the two Big Island daily newspapers has closed its State Capitol bureau in Honolulu two and a half years after it opened…

…Among those cut was Nancy Cook Lauer, who had covered state government in Honolulu since January 2006. Lauer previously worked at newspapers in Florida, including the Tallahassee Democrat and Naples Daily News.

That leaves The Honolulu Advertiser, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Associated Press as the only news organizations with a permanent presence in the capitol.

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  1. I think the Washington DC bureau of Stephens Media Group also cut over half the staff (I think down to 2). This bureau watched for and wrote about issues regarding the states where SMG has a media presence. It’s going to be tougher for them to cover Hawaii issues now.

    Damon – If you check out Ian Lind’s Blog today, he also mentions some serious Gannett cuts going on.

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