Impact of Newsprint Tariffs Felt Across the Country

There are numerous examples of how the tariffs are already harming newspapers across the country. If the tariffs continue, many local community newspapers will continue to cut back on the number of distribution days, reduce print pages or cease printing operations. The future of local newspapers, read by millions of Americans in all 50 states are in jeopardy as a result of the newsprint tariffs.

Examples like the below will only continue to grow.

NEWSPAPERS CUT JOBS

Florida

The Tampa Bay Times reduces jobs due to tariffs
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/383879-tampa-bay-times-to-lay-off-dozens-of-staff-in-response-to-trump-tariffs

NEWSPAPERS CUT PUBLICATION DAYS

Colorado

The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel reduces printing from 7 to 5 days
https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/western_colorado/paper-prices-trigger-changes-to-the-sentinel/article_52b13218-87f4-11e8-9b2b-10604b9ffe60.html

Kentucky

Three newspapers in Kentucky cut Monday from weekly print editions.
https://www.state-journal.com/2018/08/10/steve-stewart-state-journal-adapts-secures-its-future/

Maryland

The Star Democrat cuts Monday print production.
https://www.stardem.com/spotlight/star-democrat-to-launch-monday-e-edition/article_ea96d48b-f7e9-54c7-ae41-623d39a696dc.html

The Cecil Whig cuts production down to two days a week.
https://www.cecildaily.com/business/whig-publishes-last-monday-print-edition/article_4f724bae-6df6-5f4d-8ae0-132e423ea82b.html

Mississippi

The (Natchez) Democrat cutting printing from 7 to 5 days
http://irjci.blogspot.com/2018/06/newspapers-cut-back-as-newsprint.html

The Vicksburg Post cutting printing from 7 to 5 days
https://www.vicksburgpost.com/2018/06/24/vicksburg-post-reducing-print-publication-frequency/

Nevada

The Lahontan Valley News from 2 days to 1 day

The Nevada Appeal from 6 to 2 days

The Record-Courier from 3 to 2 days

The Tahoe Tribune from 3 to 1 day
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nevada/articles/2018-07-03/northern-nevada-area-newspapers-reducing-print-editions

North Carolina

The Salisbury Post will print five days a week.
https://apnews.com/10879f1a02604ed8a5b672adfab368f6

Ohio

The Athens Messenger eliminating the Saturday edition

https://www.athensmessenger.com/news_briefs/changes-coming-to-weekend-messenger-print-schedule/article_4d812b61-bb25-5e41-a354-4ffcf52d761a.html

Oklahoma

Perry Daily Journal from printing 6 to 4 days

The Shawnee News-Star cutting to 2 days per week until school resumes

Virginia

The Suffolk News-Herald will reduce the frequency of its print edition to five days a week.
https://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2018/08/07/news-herald-to-reduce-print-frequency/

NEWSPAPERS CUT SECTIONS OF THE PAPER

Mississippi

The Star-Herald will reduce a 20-page paper to a 16-page paper.
https://www.starherald.com/opinion/editorial-changes-coming-friday/article_21c32796-1eea-5167-b26c-f137f960bb26.html

North Carolina

The Robesonian cutting the Sunday comics
https://www.robesonian.com/news/113746/newspaper-drops-sunday-comics


NEWSPAPERS MOVE FROM PRINT TO DIGITAL 

Ohio

Madison Press goes digital
http://www.dispatch.com/business/20180711/madison-press-newspaper-in-london-to-drop-print-edition-publish-online-only

Minnesota

The West Central Tribune will do digital on Mondays.

http://wctrib.com/business/announcements/4485194-tribune-going-digital-mondays


NEWSPAPERS CLOSE

Ohio

The Jackson County Times-Journal closed
https://ohionews.org/aws/ONA/pt/sd/news_article/179320/_self/layout_details/false

Minnesota

The Raymond News has closed.

Blooming Prairie Leader will be publishing its last issue soon.