Five Eccentric Newspapers to Cease Publication May 31
In addition, the
The closure will result in workforce reductions of approximately 44 people in all departments - advertising, editorial, circulation and production.
"These expense reductions are a direct effect of our challenging economy
and changing media landscape," said
The newspaper company will continue to publish the Observer Newspapers in
Rosiek met Monday with employees and representatives of employee unions -
Graphic Communications Conference/International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local
13N District Council 3 and the Newspaper Guild of
The Birmingham Eccentric has been published since 1878. The Eccentric was
founded and named after a local men's club - The Eccentric Club. The first
edition of the Birmingham Eccentric in 1878 sold for
The Eccentric "brand" expanded in the late 1960s when a Troy Eccentric was
launched in 1968 followed by the West Bloomfield Eccentric and Southfield
Eccentric in 1970. A Rochester Eccentric was started in 1972. The Eccentric
Newspapers merged with the Observer Newspapers and the two companies began
combined publishing operations in
The O&E purchased the Mirror from Oak Communications Inc. in 1998. The
Mirror will become part of the new South Oakland Eccentric published on
Sunday. The new product will offer local and national advertisers a greater
reach with consumers in highly desirable south
The O&E and Hometown Weeklies are owned by Gannett Co. Inc.
SOURCE Observer & Eccentric Newspapers
Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.
Learn about PR Newswire services
Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.