KC Star to print Lawrence Journal-World

The Lawrence Journal-World, which has owned its own printing press for 122 years, will move production to the Kansas City Star, the paper announced today.

The move, which executives called “painful,” will eliminate 33 jobs. The new printing agreement will begin in January.

“This decision to move the production site was prompted by several factors. First, The Gannett Company notified The World Company it would end its 30-year USA TODAY printing relationship with the Journal-World in January. Also there is a steady trend in the newspaper business to move printing to larger plants with expanded printing and production facilities,” said Dan Simons and Dolph C. Simons III, co-presidents of The World Company, in a joint statement.

The paper also announced its eight community weeklies would be printed by the Examiner company in Independence.

Last week, the Journal-World announced the resignation of its editorial boss, Mark Potts.

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3 comments

  1. John Smith

    What is disappointing is that Dolph Jr. was seen leaving before the announcement to the employees. Kinda chicken-shit that he couldn’t be the one to deliver the news himself to people who his family has employed for many years.

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