Tuesday, June 3, 2008

News: Printing of famous newspaper begins in Dinnington


In a letter to his own newspaper, Paul Napier, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, discusses the mixed emotions for his team as printing moves from Leeds to Johnston Press' £60m site at Dinnington in Rotherham. This is the first time the paper is to be printed away from Leeds in more than 100 years but Napier explained: "we have moved to one of the most advanced newspaper presses in Europe, a press built in a £60m project two years ago by our parent company. Our press at Dinnington has the latest colour technology and can print at up to 86,000 copies an hour, more than twice as many as the press in Leeds." Johnston Press are reported to be going through tough times after announcing a £212m rights issue and foreign investment to tackle debts of £700m after advertising revenues dropped 7.1%. Johnston Press could also be facing a strike at South Yorkshire Newspapers, after the National Union of Journalists in Doncaster rejected a pay offer of just over 3%.
Yorkshire Evening Post article
PrintWeek article
Guardian article


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