I’ve been looking with interest to see where the Nevada City Advocate, a new paper in my county, will land after its printers closed a couple of weeks ago. They reported the issue on their Web site at the time.
Since then, they’ve been looking for a new printer and are expecting to go to a monthly, from what I’ve been told. I’ve called around to try and gauge who will get the bid for the printing job, knowing that The Union has been crossed off the list because our press doesn’t accommodate the width size for the Advocate (35 inches). I called the Paradise Post printing press, and they said they spoke to the Advocate, quoting them a price but have not heard back from them. That was Thursday. The lady also noted that the Advocate might go to a monthly as well after speaking with Stacey Butler, editor and publisher Pat Butler’s wife and advertising director.
The word is the next issue of the Advocate is expected Labor Day weekend, meaning probably Sept. 4, with no news on where they’ve secured printing. They have a couple of options, but they all will more than likely affect the look and feel of the paper as well as possibly their editorial cycle. Although, moving to a monthly may do that as well.