Thursday, March 31, 2011

Catholic Standard & Times Converts to Monthly

The Catholic Standard and Times, the official paper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be converting to monthly distribution per David O'Reilly of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The Standard and Times has been a weekly publication for the past 116 years, but the paid distribution has dropped to 31,000, necessitating the change.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Garner Citizen Closes Print Edition

The Garner Citizen, a weekly publication, ceased publishing on March 16th, 2011.  The publication had approximately 1,000 subscribers.  The Garner Citizen's website will continue to publish content.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Casemate to Close

The Casemate, a military publication covering Fort Monroe, will cease publishing on June 3, 2011 per Mark Bennett. senior advertising director of Military Newspapers of Virginia.  Fort Monroe, located in Hampton, Virginia, is scheduled for closure later this year.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sun Publications Re-opened Clay County Sun Tribune Under New Name

Sun Publications had closed the Clay County Sun Tribune in February 2010.  They have subsequently re-opened that publication under the new name Gladstone Dispatch, per Susan, National/Major Accounts Advertising Manager at NPG Newspapers.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Emporia Shopper Closes

The Emporia Shopper, a 21,000+ circulation shopper covering Emporia, Kansas closed for business the last week of December, 2010.

Evening News and Journal to Merge

The Jefferson Evening News and the New Albany Tribune will merge to form one publication, the News And Journal, effective April 1, 2011.  Per Bill Hanson, publisher, the distribution footprint of the combined papers will remain the same as the two original dailies, and the shipping facilities remain the same.

Alice Newspapers Merge

Alice Newspapers (Alice, TX) has merged the Orange Grove Journal into the Alice Echo News-Journal effective 2010.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Metro Winnipeg and Metro London to Launch in April

Metro Canada has announced it will be launching two new free daily newspapers: Metro Winnipeg and Metro London.  The rack delivered publications will have 40,000 distribution into Winnipeg, and 35,000 distribution into London, Ontario.  This increases Metro Canada's publication list to nine different editions.

Metro Spirit and Metro Parent Closes

The Metro Spirit, an Augusta (GA) based alternative weekly published by Portico Publications, ceased publishing on March 2nd, 2011 per an article in the Augusta Chronicle.  The Metro Spirit had a free Wednesday distribution of approximately 19,000.

Portico Publications also ceased publishing the Metro Parent this week.  The Metro Parent had roughly 12,000 circulation into the Augusta area.