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The Hartford Courant to Outsource Printing

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The Springfield Republican newspaper will take over printing of the Courant by the year’s end.";

The Hartford Courant will move the printing of the newspaper to Springfield, Massachusetts, after more than 250 years of publication in Connecticut’s capital.

The outsourcing will eliminate 151 jobs at the Courant’s plant in Hartford. The newspaper is owned by Tribune Publishing and Alden Global Capital. News of the printing job cuts comes just weeks after the Hartford Courant Guild, representing 50 newsroom employees, ran a digital postcard campaign asking the owners to invest in journalism.

The Springfield Republican newspaper will take over printing of the Courant by the year’s end.

The move from Hartford will not affect distribution of the paper.