Gannett completes printing move for Evansville Courier & Press to Louisville, late news abandoned
The papers effected, including The Gleaner and the weekly Union County Advocate, will now have their editorial deadlines to adjusted in order to make their delivery times
The newspaper chain Gannett continues to consolidate its operations, telling readers today that beginning with the Tuesday editions of the Evansville Courier & Press and The Gleaner from Henderson, as well as the weekly Union County Advocate in Morganfield, Kentucky, the papers will now be printed in Louisville. Gannett had announced that it would be moving printing operations to Louisville in January.
“Our business continues to undergo transformation, and consolidating our printing operations across the region makes strategic business sense,” Patricia Miller, president of Gannett Indiana, said in January. “This move will allow us to reinvest to better serve the Evansville and Henderson communities.
But now the company is admitting that deadlines will have to be adjusted in order to meet delivery times, and so late material may be missing. Lottery results and evening sports will now go missing from the next day’s paper, likely meaning that as baseball season starts there may not be final scores available.
As for local sports, the papers say that “coverage will bring more depth and personalities” but the results won’t be printed until a day later.
Gannett has been trying to expand its national foothold, unsuccessfully bidding on the tronc newspapers (LA Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.), while at the same time laying off personnel at the newspapers they have acquired, or cutting the number of days the papers appear in print.