Thursday, October 29, 2009

Macon Telegraph Changes to 44" Web

McClatchy Newspapers announced that the Macon Telegraph, its TMC product the Bibbs Extra and the Warner Robins Rev-Up will convert to a 44" Web on November 17th, 2009.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Claremont Eagle News Re-Opens under new Ownership

The Claremont Eagle News has re-opened for business, effective Monday, October 12th, 2009. The Eagle News had closed without warning on July 10th, 2009. It is now under new ownership, the Sample Media Group.

The Eagle News is a daily publication. The distribution is anticipated to remain the same as it was prior to closing (roughly 8,200), and the majority of the previous staff has been re-hired per Joe Beegle of the Eagle News.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Media News Group launches Longmont Ledger

Media News Group is launching a new weekly community newspaper this weekend in Colorado.

The Longmont Ledger will make its debut on Sunday as a free insert in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Denver Post. It will be published weekly and will provide news, features, sports coverage, and community announcements for the city of Longmont. It is expected to have a distribution of 25,000 to readers and 2,000 single copy.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Henderson Home News & Boulder City News Cease Publishing

Henderson Home News, Boulder City News to suspend publication

By Hubble Smith, Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Greenspun Media Group empire continued to shrink Wednesday with the announcement that the company was suspending publication of two Southern Nevada community newspapers, the Henderson Home News and Boulder City News.

The news follows Tuesday’s report that Greenspun has pulled the plug on its “News One at 9” broadcast on Las Vegas One television channel and last week’s cancellation of, a Las Vegas-based news and entertainment video Web site.

The Boulder City News was established in 1937, when Boulder Dam was being built, and has a circulation of 7,500, according to the Nevada Press Association. Henderson Home News was established in 1951 and has 27,600 circulation.
Both publications are now owned by Greenspun Media, a family business founded by the late Hank Greenspun more than 60 years ago.

“Given the present environment, we sadly have no choice but to take a break from the community newspaper business,” Bruce Deifik, president of Greenspun Corp., said in a company statement. “We apologize to our communities for the suddenness of this news, and we hope our many loyal readers will now turn to our websites and our other outstanding publications for their news needs.”

Calls to Tim O’Callaghan, co-publisher of Henderson Home News, were not returned. He’s the son of the late Mike O’Callaghan, former Nevada governor and a one-time owner of Henderson Home News.

While scaling back its local newspaper enterprise, Greenspun will continue to deliver local news content through its Web site, affiliated interactive media and other regional publications, Deifik said.

Greenspun publishes the Las Vegas Sun in a joint operating agreement with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tribune Company Switching to 44" Web

The Tribune Company is continuing its effort to standardize the size of all its publications. The Baltimore Sun converted to a 44" Web size in September 2009; the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel are scheduled to make the same switch in mid-December 2009.

According to Audrea Fulton, Vice President of National Retail Sales the remainder of the Tribune Company publications will make the conversion to 44" Web in early 2010, with the exact conversion timeline yet determined.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rockland Courier Gazette Discontinues Tuesday Edition

The Rockland Courier Gazette, a Courier Publications paper, discontinued its Tuesday edition effective September 15, 2009. The Courier Gazette still distributes on Thursdays and Saturdays each week with a paid circulation slightly over 11k, primarily covering the Maine communities of Rockland and Camden.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rock Springs Daily Rocket Miner adds Sunday Edition

The Rock Springs Daily Rocket Miner added a Sunday edition on October 4th, 2009. The Sunday distribution is the same as the current daily distribution Tuesday through Saturday.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lahontan Valley News & Fallon Eagle Standard Adds New TMC

The Lahontan Valley News & Fallon Eagle Standard has announced that it will be launching a new TMC product on December 1st, 2009. The Sierra Saver will have a distribution of 4,000 pierces and will be distributed into the Fallon area.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Myrtle Beach Sun News Changes Page Size

The Myrtle Beach Sun News will be changing its ad sizes October 13th, 2009, per John Cioni, Senior Advertising Manager. The new sizes will be as follows:

New ROP Column Sizes:
1 col. – 1.67”
2 col. – 3.46”
3 col. – 5.25”
4 col. – 7.04”
5 col. – 8.83”
6 col. – 10.62”