Gainesville Times presses to start printing AJC in 2022

The Gainesville Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have announced a new business partnership that will result in the printing of AJC and its Times affiliate products in Gainesville starting in 2022.

Under the new agreement, The Times will print the Daily and Sunday editions of the AJC and take on all packaging and insertion responsibilities for the state’s largest daily.

In preparation for printing AJC products, The Times will make a major investment in upgrading and modernizing its printing and packaging operations on Green Street in Gainesville, including some building renovations. A number of new employees will also be hired to facilitate the printing and packaging of the AJJ.

“To be invited to participate in a partnership to print one of the best dailies in the South is certainly an honor and a privilege. It’s a big responsibility that we take very seriously, ”said Charles Hill Morris Jr, owner of Metro Market Media, the parent company of The Times.

“Newspapers are too important to fail, and deals like this help ensure they will be around for a long time. We look forward to working with AJC for many years to come in a joint effort to deliver quality journalism in print format, ”Morris said.

Business collaboration is one of the things executives of both companies see as a positive step in maintaining their respective newspapers as strong business entities at a time when newspapers nationwide face serious financial challenges. .

“The quality and speed of delivery of our print products to our subscribers is very important to us and we are happy to partner with another family publisher who believes in the importance and survival of local news. We see this as the start of a strong partnership that will help both organizations, ”said Donna Hall, AJC Editor.

Printing and packaging of the AJC in Gainesville is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year.

The Gainesville Times is the sister newspaper of Forsyth County News and Dawson County News.

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