The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News will shrink the size of their news pages to save money starting in November, according to a memo sent to employees this week.

 

The dailies will reduce the width of their pages from 48 inches to 44 inches. The changes will force editorial staffers to be "much more judicious" with story lengths and require some design changes as well.

 

The papers will follow in the steps of other dailies, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald, which have also reduced the size of their pages.

 

Earlier this month, the owners of the papers and philly.com said they were looking to cut $28 million from all of its union contracts after a net loss of more than $17 million in 2011 due to further declines in revenue.

 

You can check out the full memo here, posted on JimRomenesko.com.