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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.

  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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