December 16, 2008

Without sale, last day for Bristol Press is January 16th

According to this memo from our publisher, Ed Gunderson, the company is "now targeting January 16, 2009 as the last day if a buyer or deal does not surface."
The  memo says the paper's owner, the Journal Register Co., is still pursuing the sale of the Press, New Britain Herald and 11 Central Connecticut weeklies. It gives no hint of the status of that effort.
Gunderson wrote that he was sending the memo to allow employees to plan, which is helpful.
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sad part is Gunderson's memo is indicative of the larger problems at the BP (and many newspapers today). Read the last sentence of the memo. It's grammatically incorrect. Small detail I know, but details matter.

Anonymous said...

Today, I saw a white unmarked van loading up and taking away the downtown Waterbury Republican newspaper boxes. Is this a clue as to the new owners?

Anonymous said...

Good point. Also, it should be "New Britain Herald," not "Britain Herald." What a chooch. I wouldn't have let that guy run my kid's train set.

Steve Collins said...

I'm sure nobody is moving boxes around based on any hoped-for purchase. In any case, don't assume it's Waterbury.

Anonymous said...

This guy is the publisher? Thank god he's not reporting on anything.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 5:21:
Not everything in the Press is a mess of errors. Read Steve's blog and you will see that his work rarely contains anything of the sort. Same for that wife of his.

Anonymous said...

9:44-

Shouldn't the editor know basic grammer and the CORRECT NAME of the newspaper he edits???

Steve Collins said...

The publisher wrote that memo. He is in charge of the business side of the paper. He's a numbers guy, not a word guy.

Bob Jelenic said...

Being a "numbers" guy at JRC isn't exactly something to brag about, considering JRC's current state.

Anonymous said...

To 8:32... this is 9:44 again. I wasn't defending the joker who wrote the memo. Of course he should know the name of the paper he publishes.
And to Jelenic:
Go back to the grave and stay there. Nobody here, least of all Steve Collins, was bragging about the numbers guy. His comment was merely an explanation.

Anonymous said...

what is the asking price for the business?

Anonymous said...

Couldn't The Bristol Press be put on the internet every day. Then sell subscriptions to view it? No printing, transporting, no building, no trucks. A lot less employees. Low overhead and a quality product! Just a thought from a numbers guy.