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Mobile Press Register to cease print publication

Staff Report

The Mobile Press-Register, once the oldest daily newspaper in the state, will cease 200 years of print publishing in February, its parent company announced Thursday.

The Press-Register, along with the Birmingham News and Huntsville Times, will cease publishing their thrice-weekly newspapers after Feb. 26, according to Alabama Media Group. The media outlets will go all-digital afterward.

Alabama Media Group will maintain an office in Mobile but the Press-Register’s production plant downtown — anchored by its $20 million press — will close, the company said.

The Press-Register began publishing in 1813 as the Mobile Gazette. The afternoon Mobile Press ceased publishing in 1997 and the Press-Register stopped functioning as a daily in 2012 after Advance Publications slashed costs and employees.

The newspaper moved from its longtime headquarters on Government Street to its new building on Water Street in 2002.

3 Comments

  1. alice mitchell on November 3, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    the paper is the highligh of my day. this is really hard to believe .i am 81 years old and have been reading the paper since forever. as a child my parents use to take a paper. i even use to read the register and the press every day.
    sitting i front of a computer for the length of time it take to read all of the paper is something i am not looking forward to.
    i guess all i can say is i enjoyed it while it lasted. this is so unbelieveable and shocking to me.

  2. Patrick Morris on November 20, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    How much will the subscription cost be reduced for all digital? If it is the same, I am gone (after 39 years).

    • Call News on November 21, 2022 at 8:37 am

      you will need to contact them for that answer.

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