Gannett Papers Off for Xmas & New Year’s & Eves

Due to the holiday weekend, our Thursday edition will serve as a combined edition for Thursday, Dec. 23, Friday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 25. No newspaper will be delivered Friday or Saturday.

Seems Gannett/Gatehouse newspapers across the chain will be giving their employees a couple days off to celebrate Christmas and the rollover to a New Year.

From The Arizona Republic:

This holiday season we are combining our Thursday, Friday and Saturday print editions of The Arizona Republic into a single newspaper.

One edition for the Christmas weekend will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 23.

One edition for the New Year’s weekend will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 30. 

No separate editions of The Republic will be delivered on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 24 and 25, or on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 

The newspaper will resume delivery on Sunday, Dec. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 2.

What about the comics?

Where will the comics and puzzles appear?

We are supplying our subscribers with access to their comics and puzzles through the E-Edition, which will post early Friday and Saturday mornings.

The action appears to be nationwide (or at least a good portion).
The Jackson Daily News
The Shelby Star
The Kinston Free Press
The Greenville News
The Anderson Independent Mail
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Wilmington Star News
The Burlington Free Press
The Delaware News Journal
and so on, mostly with the same boilerplate announcement.

I would guess the newspaper people would have to show up on
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day to get the Sunday editions out.


The Sarasota Herald-Tribune took the opportunity to inform readers of other changes:

Starting this week, the Herald-Tribune is being printed at a different production plant location, in Lakeland. This will not affect subscriber delivery, but with the move comes some production changes that will affect the paper you receive…

Because of technical requirements of the new press, the order of sections will change, but not the content…

A production deadline change will affect our ability to publish stock market listings and information in the business section. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 22, stock market information will run one day late. So Wednesday’s paper will contain Monday’s stock closing information, rather than Tuesday’s. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sounds like The Herald-Tribune is very early on the presses schedule to get the paper
82 miles to Sarasota and onto subscribers’ doorsteps in the morning.





3 thoughts on “Gannett Papers Off for Xmas & New Year’s & Eves

  1. That’s an odd way to cut out 3 days of newspaper at the time of a Christmas or New Years holiday!

  2. That sucks. Those are some of the few days I was able to read the entire paper. And I loved all the comics that took the day off with their “Merry Christmas from All of Us at Wholesome Family Studios, LLC a Delaware Corp.”

  3. Also add:

    Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquired
    The Cincinnati one
    The Courier Journal (Louisville Ky)
    Abilene Reportrr-News
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times
    Akron Beacon Journal
    Canton ,(Ohio) Repository
    Green Bay Press Gazette

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