Huntsville Times' press to run for last time Sunday night

Employees, retirees and their families have been invited to watch the presses roll for the last time at The Huntsville Times just after midnight on Sunday, according to a memo from the pressroom manager. After that, the newspaper will be printed at The Birmingham News, which also is owned by Advance Publications. Both papers, along with the Press-Register in Mobile and The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, will be printed three times a week starting in October; the four papers laid off about 600 journalists in the two states in June. "Remember that this is a work area and safety is a priority," wrote pressroom manager Stephen Jolly. "Also you could get dirty so don't wear your Sunday best." || Related: Times-Picayune rescinds layoff notices to some employees after those offered jobs decide to leave (Gambit) | Times-Picayune retains most of its legal advertising, but alternative weekly gets some (NOLA.com/Poynter) | Readers around the country pan Advance's websites (WadeKwon.com) || Earlier: What's the future of news in Alabama after layoffs, consolidation? (Poynter)

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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