MILWAUKEE, WI – July 2, 2009 – Journal Sentinel Inc. announced today that it has signed a five year agreement to print the Kenosha News, a morning daily newspaper serving Kenosha, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois. The Kenosha News will be printed beginning August 26 at Journal Sentinel’s Burnham Street 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 about 26,000 daily copies and 29,000 Sunday copies of the Kenosha News as well as weekly print products published by the company. Each issue of the broadsheet newspaper averages 26 - 32 pages. The Kenosha News is the original and flagship property of United Communications Corporation.
“This contract allows us to leverage our state-of-the-art printing facility to serve another regional newspaper,” said Elizabeth (Betsy) Brenner, president and chief operating officer of Journal Communications’ publishing group.
“Kenosha News joins USA Today, La Raza, the Chicago Reader, and others who we serve with exceptional print quality, competitive pricing and proximity to their readership,” said Royce Miles, executive vice president/operations of Journal Sentinel, Inc.
This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements related to our businesses that are based on our current expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties, including changes in advertising demand and other economic conditions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. Our written policy on forward-looking statements can be found on page 1 of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Kenosha News
The Kenosha News is a morning daily newspaper published in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA, serving southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. It is the original and flagship property of United Communications Corporation. The News also prints a 48,000-circulation Kenosha weekly newspaper The Bulletin; a shopper, the Bargaineer; and an Illinois weekly, the 3,000-circulation Zion-Benton News. United Communications Corporation has holdings from Minnesota to New England, including several television stations, smaller newspapers and shoppers, as well as the Bulletin.
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 company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services. We publish the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which serves as the only major daily newspaper for the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and more than 50 community newspapers and shoppers in Wisconsin and Florida. We own and operate 35 radio stations and 13 television stations in 12 states and operate an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Our interactive media assets include about 120 online enterprises that are associated with our daily and community newspapers and television and radio stations. We also provide a wide range of commercial printing services – including printing of publications, professional journals and documentation material – and operate a direct marketing services business.
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