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|Register-Mail Moves to Mornings
|Galesburg's daily local newspaper is making a move that its publisher says should help local operations be more efficient.
Galesburg Register-Mail publisher Tony Scott says starting April 19th, the Register-Mail will move from afternoon delivery Monday through Friday, to a morning delivery -- something he says other GateHouse Media papers in Kewanee, Macomb, and Monmouth have already done in recent years.
Scott tells WGIL it's part of what is a sort-of two-pronged approach that's been looked at when GateHouse bought the Register-Mail and the Peoria Journal-Star three years ago.
"Moving to A.M. allows us to take advantage of multiple efficiencies, both on the press side, and the delivery side," Scott said. "We also looked at it from an individual standpoint -- what does it do to the Register-Mail? We feel that a bulk of our news is generated the night prior. Moving to an A.M. cycle should allow us a more timely delivery, as well as take advantage of all these regional opportunities that we have."
Scott says among them, the Register-Mail will now be printed in Peoria at the Journal-Star's press, while weekly papers and "shoppers" will be printed in Galesburg.
He says as a result, newsroom operations will not be affected, but there may be some job changes needed in what he called post-press operations.
Scott also expects carriers to be able to deliver, in some cases, more than one GateHouse paper on the same route. All will have to be delivered by 7am every day.
(Galesburg Register-Mail. WGIL News Story and Photo by Will Stevenson.)
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