“First let me say, The Carthage Press is NOT going out of business,” Felix said. “In fact, we are doing fine, but we must make some changes to stay on track. This decision was made due to the continuing increase in the cost of newsprint paper. Over the past years, newsprint paper has gone up and continues to climb.”
Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker said the change will have little effect on how much of the news affecting Carthage and Jasper County the paper covers.
In fact, the additional planning time created on Monday by not having the pressure of putting out a newspaper right after the weekend will allow the news staff to better plan its week and possibly cover more events.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Carthage Press eliminates Monday edition
The move has been predicted on this blog and elsewhere for months, and now it has been confirmed- beginning in November, The Carthage Press, will eliminate its Monday edition, following the path blazed by numerous GateHouse Media publications: