River Valley Media Group trims staff

January 31, 2018

River Valley Media Group last week laid off about 15 percent of its workforce, part of a reorganization its top executive said will keep the publisher of daily and weekly newspapers and websites, specialty publications, and other digital products in western Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota on a strong financial footing.

The layoffs affected departments across River Valley Media, which publishes the Winona Daily News, from news and sales to production and distribution.

“We’re committed to serving our audience,” group publisher Bob Fleck said. “We needed to right-size our business for the time being to position ourselves to be able to serve our communities in the future.”

River Valley Media Group publishes three daily newspapers, two twice-weekly newspapers, five weekly newspapers, several shoppers and other specialty products, both in print and online.