• New Press for Cedar Street Times

    by Marge Ann Jameson

    After five years of being printed at the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Cedar Street Times will now be printed by SF Newspapers. The venerable old press at the R-P is being retired. All customers and the Watsonville newspaper itself will be printed at other sites in the future.

    This is the first press I knew, when I worked at another newspaper in Santa Cruz County.

    On the heels of the announcement came the word that the huge plant owned by the San Jose Mercury-News, which earlier this year stopped printing their own newspaper, has been sold. The Mercury will be moving its pre-press operations to another, smaller site; the Santa Cruz Sentinel did the same a few years ago. Neither the Monterey County Herald nor the Salinas Californian prints their own paper anymore, either.

    Driven by advertising, which is moving to other avenues, printed news is dwindling. There are still plenty of readers who prefer a physical newspaper, and state law mandates that adjudicated newspapers, such as Cedar Street Times, print rather than go solely online.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 10, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News

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