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MILWAUKEE, WI – September 21, 2009 – Journal Sentinel Inc. announced today that it has signed a three- year agreement to print all of the Pioneer Press Publications—39 weekly newspapers serving Northeastern Illinois communities. The Pioneer Press Publications are owned by Sun Times Media Group. The publications will be printed 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.
Sun Times Media Group expects to print about 156,000 weekly copies. Each issue of the tabloid-style newspapers averages 122 pages.
“We are proud to start serving Sun Times Media group and these exceptional publications,” said Elizabeth (Betsy) Brenner, president and chief operating officer of Journal Communications’ publishing group. “Pioneer Press Publications join other newspapers we serve like the Kenosha News, USA Today, La Raza, and the Chicago Reader.”
“This is another opportunity to strategically provide printing services within our geographic footprint,” said Royce Miles, executive vice president/operations of Journal Sentinel, Inc. “We’ve effectively been able to leverage our state of the art facility to provide a competitive and high-quality solution for companies looking to outsource.”
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 23 of our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
About Sun Times Media Group and Pioneer Press Publications
Sun-Times News Group (“STNG”) is dedicated to being the premier source of local news and information for the greater Chicago area. Its media properties include the Chicago Sun-Times and suntimes.com as well as the Pioneer Press Publications newspapers and Web sites serving more than 200 communities across Chicago. STNG’s parent company is Sun-Times Media Group, Inc. (SUTMQ.PK) (www.thesuntimesnewsgroup.com/).
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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