Gannett’s Wisconsin Newspapers Will Be Printed in Illinois

From a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Joe Taschler headlined “Gannett to close West Milwaukee printing plant. The Journal Sentinel and 10 other Wisconsin papers will be printed in Peoria.”:

Newspaper publisher Gannett said that it plans to move the printing of its 11 Wisconsin newspapers, including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, to one of its printing plants in central Illinois, a move that fits with the company’s strategy of becoming a digital news organization.

As consumers steadily shift to receiving news via smartphones, tablets and laptop computers, newspaper companies around the world find themselves with too much printing capacity….

When the GateHouse newspaper chain merged with Gannett in 2019, it yielded a company with a number of printing facilities serving regions within trucking distance….

The printing and packaging of all Wisconsin newspapers produced at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel facility in West Milwaukee will be moved to the printing plant at the Peoria Journal Star in Illinois, Gannett said.

In additional to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gannett’s newspapers in Wisconsin include the Green Bay Press Gazette, Appleton Post Crescent, Wausau Daily Herald, Oshkosh Northwestern, Fond du Lac Reporter, Sheboygan Press, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Stevens Point Journal, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune and Marshfield News Herald….

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