Monday, January 12, 2009

Joplin Globe owner to shut down Mississippi weekly

Bad news continues for the newspaper industry as Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., owner of the Joplin Globe, has announced it will close the Newton Mississippi Record, a newspaper that has been in existence since 1901:

Newton Record publisher Robbie Robertson says the paper had a paid circulation of 2,400. He says the current recession has caused advertising to slow and the paper was not able to stay afloat.

The first edition of the Newton Record was published on Dec. 5, 1901.

Community Newspaper Holding acquired the Newton Record from American Publishing Co. in 1999.


Anonymous said...

Guess it is kind of hard to sell newspapers to all those former Lazy Boy employees.

Anonymous said...

I thought CNHI didn't let its people talk about bad news involving the company.