Alabama company says three printed newspapers to cease next year

Published 10:55 am Thursday, November 3, 2022

A media group that operates newspapers in three Alabama cities announced Thursday it would cease producing printed newspapers next year.

Alabama Media Group, which publishes The Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times and the Mobile Press-Register, said in a news story published on its state news site that it planned to end the distribution of printed newspapers on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

The company said it would continue to produce its local news coverage but it would be available only on digital platforms.

The company, which is owned by Advance Newspapers, initially dropped the frequency of their newspapers in those three cities in 2012, going from daily publication to three days per week and simultaneously reduced staff numbers.