Business of News

Newsrooms on the move

September 8, 2015


number of editorial employees of the Cleveland Plain Dealer when it announced plans in 1998 to build a $38 million downtown headquarters



approximate headcount in the Plain Dealer’s newsroom when it relocated to smaller offices in 2014


$70 million

amount The New York Times Co. charged for the New England Media Group, which includes the flagship Boston Globe, in 2013


$63.8 million

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estimated value of The Boston Globe’s headquarters in 2013



percentage of the $236 million windfall from the sale of the Miami Herald’s headquarters that McClatchy Co. contributed toward its pension plan ($163 million) and debt payments ($63 million)



rough cost, in today’s dollars, of the gold leaf lacing the dome of the former Philadelphia Inquirer building, completed in 1925 for the equivalent today of $136 million



square footage of The Des Moines Register’s leased office space, where it moved in 2013



square footage of the Register’s previous headquarters, located since 1918 in a 13-story tower


Sources: Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Associated Press, Save The Plain Dealer Facebook page, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, CoStar Group, McClatchy, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Des Moines Register, Des Moines Downtown Community Alliance

The Editors are the staffers of the Columbia Journalism Review.