Alaska Dispatch is moving its headquarters from the downtown Seattle suburb of Lakewood to a more suburban location in the western suburbs.
The decision is expected to save the city of Lakeville from losing a downtown location to an independent newsroom, and help the city avoid layoffs.
Lakewood will become Alaska Dispatch’s headquarters, and the newsroom will operate out of the downtown office space.
The newsroom is expected start its new job in the fall.
The newsroom’s news coverage will remain the same, although some of the newsrooms content will be moved.
The announcement came as Alaska Dispatch and other newsrooms across the country faced a steep decline in their revenue in recent years.
The Tribune Company of St. Louis and The Associated Press, two of the nation’s largest newspapers, are two of Alaska Dispatch`s biggest employers.
The Tribune Company reported in January that its annual revenue fell 2.4% in fiscal 2016 to $9.4 million.
The AP reported the same month that its revenue fell 5.4%.
The Tribune’s and AP`s revenue growth has been a major contributor to Alaska Dispatch, which has been one of the most popular and profitable newsrooms in the state.
The Anchorage Tribune Company owns Alaska Dispatch News, which is a subsidiary of Alaska News.
The Seattle Times also owns Alaska News and the Anchorage Daily News.
Alaska Dispatch has had a major newsroom expansion in recent decades.
In 2011, it hired the news organization of the same name to operate out-of-state newsroom in Seattle.