Romenesko has the release. Media General Inc. said today that it would be consolidating the copy editing and page design for its three metro newspapers, the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Tampa Tribune, and the Winston-Salem Journal. This is the third consolidated center the company has opened up and according to the release and consistent with rumor, “the company expects to have all of its newspapers in a consolidated editing and design operation by the end of the year.”

This will save Media General more than a million dollars yearly starting in 2011.

Some jobs will be cut as a result of the consolidation but the company hasn’t yet determined how many.

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