Staffing changes at The News-Sentinel won’t change its commitment to the community

Kevin Leininger

The News-Sentinel announced staffing reductions in its news and design staff on Friday. The digital-first operation of will continue to provide the Fort Wayne community a reliable and relevant news source, focused on the local events and issues that most directly impact the lives of our readers.

“The News-Sentinel has deep roots in the community and we are steadfast in our commitment to give residents a targeted website that covers the area’s news and events,” said Pete Van Baalen, the general manager for Fort Wayne Newspapers. “We understand the importance of providing residents with news they care about and a voice to the issues that concern them.”

The reaches more that 200,000 unique readers each month. The most popular features on the site will continue.

The website will continue to be updated with original reporting and timely content. Well-respected and longtime columnist Kevin Leininger will remain actively engaged in the community through his reporting and thoughtful commentary on the issues that concern Fort Wayne. The News-Sentinel team will continue to produce the popular subscriber-based e-newsletter that reaches more that 26,000 readers.

The independent editorial voice that has appeared on the News-Sentinel pages of the Monday-Saturday printed editions of The Journal Gazette will continue to provide readers with content, opinion and commentary.

“We understand the importance of offering coverage and thoughtful commentary with a strong conservative voice on the topics that affect the Fort Wayne community. That will continue on as well as through our dedicated pages in The Journal Gazette each Monday through Saturday,” said Van Baalen.