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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.


  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.

    • Charles Brown on December 13, 2022 at 4:29 pm

      Terririible news! There’s many of us that like to relax & read a newspaper! We look at our computers & phones Too Muxh!! Big mistake!
      I’ll be stopping after the New Year.

  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.

  3. Marshall on November 23, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    We took the ‘evening paper.’ Daddy gave us, my brother & me) the “funny papers” (Dick Tracy, Alley Oop, Dag Wood etc.) learned to read BETTER doing that. I’m 75 living in FL.

  4. General Robert E Lee on November 27, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Thank God and Greyhound she is gone. There is no room in Alabama for anti-South bigoted newspapers. The fake news lack of knowledge of history and the Constitution can only be outdone by the amount of hatred they can generate among Americans of all backgrounds. I guess it makes for headlines. If you hate Southerners so much then move north of the Mason-Dixon line and stay there. We are proud of our Confederate Ancestors and their fight for the 10th Amendment or States’ Rights. We are proud of their fight for independence and freedom. General George Washington and his men were called traitors and REBELS and General Robert E Lee and his men were proud to be called the same as they fought for independence and freedom. God Bless Dixie

  5. General Robert E Lee on November 27, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Great! About time. This company only hires scalawags, carpetbaggers, or just plain yankees that hate all things Southern. Thank God and Greyhound they are gone.

  6. robert breland on December 26, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    It is truly a shame to see the end of our local newspaper.I see on different websites all of the ignorant,bigoted,and absurd comments about the paper but I guess with all of the brainwashing,disinformation,and propaganda against every one of the legitimate media sources and all of our countries institutions it is to be expected.The increase in the false so called facts,paranoia,conspiracy theories,and outright lies ,the constant drumbeat of hate and division of people is sending us down a dangerous slope to a fascist authoritarian state.I know all of the Maga crowd will never have enough proof of what a slime ball their orange messiah is because they only listen to and accept as true what they hear or see on these far right propaganda outlets.I had a paper route in the 1960’s and my father had a huge route ran or shine,hot or cold twice a day and on Sunday to help support a family of 11.He was presented an award in 1936 for an outstanding carrier.Good bye to an old friend and a way of life that I have known all of my life.

  7. Karen Howard on February 11, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    All I can do I cry! I need this paper so bad 😞

  8. Flo on February 11, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    Rest In Peace.

  9. Debra on February 11, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Sad, but not surprised. Rest In Peace Mobile Register.

  10. J.M. Paine on March 2, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    I stoped buying them a long time ago, glad to see it go. Editorials always slanted against conservatives and Southern history. Most College’s are cranking out reporters that are activist not reporters and promote lies, anti God values, woke,
    and trying to rewrite history to suite their Liberal agendas. Im going to say it since they won’t admit to it, we God fearing Conservatives quit buying their garbage. It amazes me that people won’t research the facts and just walk lock step but, that’s Liberals for you. Good Riddance.

  11. Robert Breland on October 9, 2023 at 11:27 pm

    I have to admit that when The Alabama Media group took over the paper it became less than it was.But to see all of the bigoted,narrow minded comments just shows how the MAGA CULT stays with the script and follows in lockstep with the propaganda outlets,use no common sense and refuse to accept proven facts.They call themselves GOD fearing but are nothing but a bunch of bible thumping hypocrites if they have any religion at all.To call the original paper liberal is absurd in the least but shows how ignorant many of the population have become.They never fail to miss a chance to find anything to make a mountain out of a molehill with no regard to PROVEN FACTS.It is disturbing to see how these people that consider themselves good people spew so much hate and division and show total disrespect for all established institutions.

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