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Gannett selling D and C building


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The Democrat and Chronicle reports that its 55 Exchange Boulevard building is being put up for sale by its parent company, Gannett. D and C employees should be in a new space in the City of Rochester by mid-2014, says the article.

The D and C has downsized its staff and moved its printing presses to a site in Greece. Michael Kane, the paper's president and publisher, says in this morning article that the company wants to "find a modern space for a mobile and digital-friendly workforce."

D and C newsroom staff are optimistic that the move won't mean layoffs.

"We have been filling open positions and hiring so we all hope that means layoffs and furloughs are in the past," says Newspaper Guild Vice President Gary Craig.