Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Newsquest | Argus moves; press gets scrapped

The Argus, the daily paper that serves Brighton, is moving from its "unloved offices in a trading estate" on the city's fringes, The Guardian says today.

Citing an Argus story, media writer Roy Greenslade says "the really fascinating aspect of this move" -- not reported by the paper -- is that the unused printing press is being dismantled.

"In other words," he says in a blog post, "there are no buyers for old presses nowadays or, at least, if there are, then no one is prepared to pay more than a scrap metal merchant."

The Argus is one of 17 paid-for dailies and hundreds of other publications published by Gannett's U.K. subsidiary Newsquest.


  1. Just and FYI- This paper hasn't been called "The Argus" since before Gannett owned it. It's now "The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus." Since there's no link here, I can't read this info in context, but I know the press is being shut down. Have not heard about the move. The offices of the LCDPA are currently in downtown Howell.

    A Former Daily Press employee

    1. This is not referring to the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus.

  2. And I just realized this is the actual UK Argus, not the one located in Michigan, also owned by Gannett. Brilliant.

  3. If you sell a press you have to take it apart to ship it. It's Elementary Watson!

  4. I'm guessing it's worth a pretty penny to do so, since the Post Crescent has had a crew dismantling their press for months.


Jim says: "Proceed with caution; this is a free-for-all comment zone. I try to correct or clarify incorrect information. But I can't catch everything. Please keep your posts focused on Gannett and media-related subjects. Note that I occasionally review comments in advance, to reject inappropriate ones. And I ignore hostile posters, and recommend you do, too."

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.