|Journal Sentinel Inc. Signs Five-Year Contract to Print USA TODAY|
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2006--Journal Sentinel Inc. announced today that it has signed a five-year agreement to print the national edition of USA TODAY for distribution in the northern and western suburbs of Chicago and the eastern half of Wisconsin. The publication will be printed at Journal Sentinel's Burnham Street daily newspaper production facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Journal Sentinel Inc. is a Journal Communications' (NYSE:JRN) company.
Journal Sentinel expects to print in excess of 75,000 copies of USA TODAY Monday through Friday and anticipates that printing will commence in late October.
"We are extremely pleased to partner with USA TODAY in the printing of this important national publication," said Elizabeth (Betsy) Brenner, president and chief operating officer of Journal Communications' publishing group. "In choosing Journal Sentinel, USA TODAY cited our world-class newspaper production facility, our exceptional team, the superiority of our color reproduction, our significant capacity and our centralized location. We look forward to a mutually rewarding long-term relationship with USA TODAY."
Each four-section issue of USA TODAY has a maximum capacity of 64 pages, with up to 20 pages of full color. Four-color is available in all four sections. A fifth bonus section will be added to the production run as necessary.
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About USA TODAY
USA TODAY is the nation's top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 36 locations in the USA and four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI). Included in the USA TODAY brand are USATODAY.com, an award-winning news and information site on the Internet; USA TODAY Sports Weekly, a weekly magazine for baseball, professional football and NASCAR enthusiasts; and USA TODAY LIVE, the television arm of the USA TODAY brand that brings the spirit and quality of the newspaper to television.
About Journal Sentinel
Journal Sentinel Inc. publishes the flagship Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper as well as a range of other print and electronic products, primarily serving southeast Wisconsin people and businesses. Journal Sentinel is committed to producing a newspaper that reflects the ever-changing world and fulfills the needs of readers and advertisers. In addition to the daily and Sunday newspaper, Journal Sentinel produces Web products and services through its Journal Interactive division, including JSOnline.com and PackerInsider.com. The company also offers direct mail and database marketing services, and the addition of a new printing facility in 2003 led to Journal Sentinel's recent entry to the business of commercial printing.
About Journal Communications
Journal Communications, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded in 1882. We are a diversified media and communications company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, telecommunications and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and about 90 community newspapers and shoppers in eight states. We own and operate 37 radio stations and nine television stations in 12 states and operate two television stations under local marketing agreements. Through our telecommunications segment, we own and operate a regional fiber optic network in the upper Midwest, provide integrated data communications solutions for small and mid-size businesses and offer network transmission solutions for other service providers. We also provide a wide range of commercial printing services -- including printing of publications, professional journals and documentation material -- as well as electronic publishing, kit assembly and fulfillment. In addition, we operate a direct marketing services business.
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