This week, The Press of Atlantic City enters into a new printing relationship with the Star-Ledger in Newark. For the past several years, our newspaper has been printed by Gannett, first in Freehold, then later in Cherry Hill. After our contract ended, we needed to find a new printer for our daily publication.
And we are pleased to announce that our first newspaper printed in Newark will be published on Tuesday.
There are some advantages, and some disadvantages, with our new arrangement. For starters, because the Newark press is newer than the ones we had previously used, the new newspaper will have better reproduction and color capabilities. The paper itself will be slightly heavier, which means less curling, crinkling or ripping. And the pages will be somewhat wider than what we had, giving the content a little more room to breathe.
Our print deadlines will not change. And with a faster and more efficient press, trucks should be able to leave on time, getting papers to the distribution center for a smooth handoff to our dedicated local carriers.
As a necessary part of our transition to the new printer, we will be losing the daily and Sunday Living section and replacing it with a Living page inside the World section. Content such as comics and weekly columns will move elsewhere in print. Much of that features content will still be available online at www.pressofac.com. At The Shore, our entertainment magazine, and Press Play, the television guide that publishes on Fridays, will continue as they have.
Here’s a look at what will change with Living content, beginning on Tuesday: • Movie reviews will appear in At The Shore each Thursday. • Comics will move to Sports daily. Dear Abby will run on the comics page during the week, as it does now on Thursdays and Fridays. Carolyn Hax’s column, Tell Me About It, will only appear online. • The Living page inside World will feature:
m Monday: Dr. Nina Radcliff health column
m Alternate Tuesdays: Star Watch by Fred Schaaf
m Wednesday: Franny the Shopaholic by Franny d’Angelo
m Thursday: Savvy Senior by Jim Miller
m Friday: Sound Advice by Don Lindich
m Saturday: Antiques & Collectibles by Alyce Hand Benham
o Sunday: Dear Abby
As we move forward, we will continue to offer as much content as possible across our many platforms, both print and digital.
Kris Worrell is executive editor and vice president, news.
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