The Morning Call

In our regular Friday feature, “What You Need to Know,” WLVR’s Brad Klein speaks with News Director Jen Rehill about the week’s top local news.

Lehigh Valley newspaper The Morning Call had a tough year in 2020. Its owner, Tribune Publishing laid off 17% of the paper’s staff, then it shut down the paper’s Allentown newsroom.

The Morning Call is slated to shutter its newsroom in Allentown – it’s home for a century. It’s also one of five newsrooms being closed by the Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Company.

Morning Call journalists are asking the public for financial help. The paper’s union members, along with those from nine other outlets across the U.S. owned by Tribune Publishing Company, want to move to a non-profit model.


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