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End of an era: Times-Union downtown newspaper presses done

February 12, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s the end of an era: The Florida Times-Union’s newspaper presses at its downtown location are done.

The Times-Union of Jacksonville reports pressmen fired up the old presses Saturday night for the last time. It marks one of the last editions of the newspaper to be printed in Jacksonville, ending of run of 154 years.

Going forward, the newspaper will be printed at the Gainesville Sun’s printing plant for Monday through Saturday editions and at the Daytona Beach News-Journal for Sundays.

The Times-Union says this type of outsourcing is happening across the challenged newspaper industry as publications try to find ways to save money.

Two of the massive downtown presses date to the 1960s and two to the mid-’70s.

The Times-Union is also searching for new headquarters in downtown Jacksonville.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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