Posted on November 4, 2011 in Member Press
FALL RIVER, MA - The printing of three of GateHouse Media New England's Massachusetts publications will be moved to regional printing facilities beginning in February, GateHouse Publisher Sean Burke announced today.
The Herald News, which currently prints at its own Fall River location, has agreed to a joint production arrangement with The Providence (RI) Journal and The Boston Globe to print and package The Herald News, delivering state-of-the-art capabilities to its advertisers and readers. The Taunton Daily Gazette will likewise move printing and packaging to Gannett Offset/Boston located in Norwood, MA. 0 Jornal, which also prints at the Fall River location, will be produced at the GateHouse facility in Auburn, MA.
"These changes will give our newspapers access to state-of-the-art printing and packaging technologies that will provide a more robust environment for our readers and advertisers," Burke said. "These changes reflect not only the evolution our company for the digital age, but our continuing commitment to remain the No.1 source of news and information in th communities we serve."
"Change is difficult for all of us," Burke said. "These publications have been printing on our presses for as long as 140 years and we've got the ink-stained floors to prove it. But as the media landscape shifts, this development will allow us to continue to serve our communities by innovating and improving, delivering publications on both legacy and cutting edge platforms."
Herald News management continues to work closely with union leadership to ensure fulfillment of previously agreed-upon commitments and a careful transition for all impacted employees.
These changes will take effect with the February 1, 2012 editions.
GateHouse Media, Inc., headquartered in Fairport, New York, is one of the largest publishers of locally based media in the United States as measured by its 97 daily publications. GateHouse Media currently serves local audiences of more than 10 million per week across 21 states through hundreds of community publications and websites.