Article Photos: California newspaper defies trend to shrink costs 3/4

Photos of newly hired reporters are seen in the newsroom of the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. After years of demoralizing layoffs, one newspaper is trying something novel: hiring more reporters. The Orange County Register’s new owner thinks the way to turn the paper around is through better reporting to lure new and former readers to a revived product. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)