Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Action Shopper Closes

Gannett Wisconsin Media announced that they discontinued publishing the Waupun Action Shopper effective June 15, 2011.  They will continue to publish the Action Advertiser, Action Sunday, and Action Sunday West, all in the Fond du Lac area.

El Hispano News Closes

The El Hispano News, covering the Hispanic community of Albuquerque, New Mexico for the past 45 years, closed the week of June 21st, 2011.

Less Noise in Lansing, Michigan

Gannett's 'faux' alternative-weekly NOISE was silenced last week in Lansing, Michigan as they published their final print issue, an online-only version will continue to reside on The Lansing State Journal web site.    Noise was first published in Lansing in 2002 as part of Gannett's roll-out of alternative-type weekly publications across the country. 

Gannett Ceases Publishing Metromix in Indianapolis

Gannett published it's last print issue of Metromix in Indianapolis on June 23, 2011.  The 'faux' alternative weekly was first introduced in the market as INtake in 2003, continued when they changed their name to Indy.com in 2008, and again when they changed the name finally to Metromix in 2009.

Gannett partnered with the Tribune publishing company to produce Metromix in 2007 in a strategic move that placed it among other Metromix products across 60 cities in the U.S.   Despite print closures in a number of markets, the digital network continues to grow with 63 current markets represented in the U.S.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sedalia Democrat to Drop Sunday Edition

The Sedalia Democrat has announced that it will be discontinuing its Sunday edition effective July 2, 2011.  The Democrat will then publish Monday through Saturday, with Saturday representing its Weekend edition.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Great Plains Examiner Launches

The Great Plains Examiner, a free monthly publication covering local politics and business news, has launched in the Bismarck-Mandan area of North Dakota.  Publisher Matt Bunk expects to have a distribution of about 11,300, and will have an accompanying website www.greatplainsexaminer.com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fairfax County Times Changes Distribution Day

The Fairfax County Times, North and South editions, has changed its distribution day to Friday, and is now presenting itself as a weekend publication, per the Washington Suburban Press Network.  This change take effect immediately.

Vail Mountaineer Closes

The Vail Mountaineer, a free daily newspaper, closed on June 7, 2011, due to economic reasons.  The Mountaineer was launched in June 2008 by Jim Pavelich.

Denver Daily News Closes

The Denver Daily News closed on June 7th, 2011.  Publisher Kristie Hannon stated that the publication was not sustainable.

The Daily News was a free daily publication with a circulation of roughly 12,000.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Diario San Diego To Close

Diario San Diego, a Hispanic newspaper covering the San Diego market, has announced that it will close for business June 16th, 2011.  It's website www.diariosandiego.com will close at the end of the month.

Diario was launched in 2005, and had a peak circulation of 30,000 in 2009.

Inland Empire Closes Business Press

Inland Empire has announced it is closing the Business Press, effective June 6, 2011, after sixteen years of publication.