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A note from the Daily Post

LAWRENCEVILLE -- As announced on Feb. 17, the Gwinnett Daily Post begins a five-day print schedule this week. The print edition of the paper will be delivered Wednesday through Sunday, with updated news available daily at www.gwinnettdailypost.com.

In February, Southern Community Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Daily Post, announced a series of initiatives designed to increase operating efficiency and enhance its reliance on the Internet as a means to disseminate news on a 24-hour basis.

SCNI has consolidated printing of its six metro Atlanta newspapers at its production facility in Lawrenceville, home of the Daily Post. The Gwinnett plant now prints the Daily Post, the Rockdale Citizen, and the Newton Citizen in addition to three other SCNI newspapers -- the Clayton News-Daily, the Henry Daily Herald and the weekly Jackson Progress-Argus.

While adjusting days of print publication, the newspapers will add coverage by increasing efforts on the web and mobile sites.

"It's a challenging but exciting time for the newspaper industry," said J.K. Murphy, publisher of the Daily Post. "What newspapers do -- in-depth coverage and analysis -- translates well to the online medium. And the Internet allows us to deliver news and advertising instantly, rather than on a 24-hour print newscycle. These initiatives for 2012 make us more efficient and strengthen us for the future. The print editions remain strong, but the Internet is full of potential. Moving forward, we must continue to exploit digital means of disseminating the news."

Comments

jamesgriffin 2 years, 8 months ago

Disappointed to see GDP drop to 5 days, mainly because it either means a 1/6 cut in subscription revenue ($30.00/yr instead of 36.00 ?) or an increase in prices. Even worse, it means a 1/6 drop in advertising revenue for the paper that is immediate. Third, it means many advertisers lose a day of exposure, potentially cutting revenue at their own business. Does this then mean the loss of several good writers, who will likely face a cut in salary or seek another outlet for their works? And lastly - wouldn't it have been wiser to cut publication/delivery on Wednesday, not Tuesday? Your readership would prefer to get a paper on the morning of an election. Your subscribers might prefer to only skip ONE day twice, as would your advertisers, than have a void for multiple days in a row at the start of the week.

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citized 2 years, 8 months ago

Since I don't have access to the internet at work I like to read the paper on breaks. I chose to subscribe to paper and don't like the "new" move. I will be NOT be renewing my subscription. THANKS FOR MAKING IT BETTER FOR YOU.

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Jen1981 2 years, 8 months ago

I think is awesome!!! Good for you GP on making efforts to progress...and also to help save trees a little bit on not using paper at least for one day...I see a bunch of Newspapers on the driveways for daaaaayyyyssss and weeekkksss and at the end they end up on the trash all the time, for those who buy the actual paper, why dont you go to your neighboors who have internet access and ask for the printed version, I bet they will give it to you FOR FREE!!!

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SuxBeanU 2 years, 8 months ago

Got a few phone calls today, didn't ya? Well, I knew it was coming but I thought that you guys might come to your senses before the day hit. Guess you didn't. Too bad, it's sad to see you go. See ya!!

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R 2 years, 8 months ago

Folks printed papers are going the way of the 2,4,8 track or cassettes and a news organization has to compete in a region.

Now on the plus side, if a print day is cut, maybe the county residents will see a few more in depth articles about our government. For example, seems the AJC has kept up with the status of former commissioner Kennerly far better than the local outlet. Do residents know that he owes Gwinnett some change in property taxes? Maybe the stadium finances can be looked into over a cup of coffee, exactly how are we paying off those bonds, where are the funds actually coming from? These seem valid in light of the approaching airfield review; wish we’d see it here a little more…

To a bright future.

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