Enquirer to eliminate 200 jobs as plant closes

Cincinnati.com | Gannett
Enquirer Media announced it will close its printing plant in fall 2012 after reaching an agreement with The Columbus Dispatch to print The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Kentucky Enquirer. The roughly 200 plant employees will lose their jobs sometime in the fourth quarter of next year, when the Enquirer moves to the Dispatch’s “three-around” printing press that enables faster press runs or more color usage. With that change, the newsprint page will shrink to 10.5 inches by about 14.5 inches, which Gannett touts as “a more compact and easy-to-handle size.” Here’s a quick comparison:

Earlier: Why Gannett is first to try the new, three-around compact newspaper format (Poynter.org) | Coming soon: A new size and shape for some American newspapers (Poynter.org) | The Enquirer prepares to redesign for a smaller page (ronreason.com)

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  • Anonymous

    It probably would be more cost effective to empty out the executive suite at the Enquirer, the Dispatch, and Gannett.

  • Anonymous

    “shrink” the page to 10.5 inches? huh? why don’t they just put it on a roll and sell it as toilet paper?