“What happens when one of Colorado’s few remaining commercial printing presses stops – and what comes next?”
This Friday, October 13, at 2:00 p.m., join the Colorado News Collaborative and Colorado Press Association for a discussion on Colorado’s Future of Printing Working Group’s 2023 research, the recent industry report and next steps for the working group and the industry as a whole.
Particularly in rural, mountain and suburban areas, community newspapers remain the primary source for original local news – and print advertising remains the bread-and-butter revenue source for most of these outlets. Yet huge rises in printing and delivery costs and shrinking options for affordable printing were impacting Colorado newsrooms and their ability to serve communities – even before the jarring closure of the Gannett-owned Pueblo Printing Plant this June. This working group aims to explore what options exist for local newsrooms, and recommend possible solutions based on the current market and learning from other states.