The Northants Evening Telegraph and the Northampton Chronicle & Echo are moving to overnight press times with morning distribution; continuing the current trend for changing distribution patterns in the UK regional market. With evening newspaper title circulations in decline, the pressure to provide extra on sale time has made the move to overnight publishing more attractive for many publisers. The local presses associated with these titles will close as a result. The restruscturing of printing in Johnston Press will result in redundancies, with reports suggesting between 6 to 70 jobs at risk.
MediaGuardian Coverage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/aug/01/johnstonpress.pressandpublishing
Johnston Press: http://www.johnstonpress.co.uk/jpplc/investorcentre/
- Update: Johnston Press has announced further redundancies and restructuring; its London based online Jobstoday.co.uk ad sales office is to be closed, and the MediaGuardian reports possible redundancies in its Edinburgh based Scottish operations.