Thursday, December 31, 2015

Another Small Town Paper Bites the Dust

The Baldwin City Signal announced that today's (Dec 31, 2015) paper would be the last issue of the paper.  According to the article, coverage for the area would be done by the Lawrence Journal World.
The World Company is ceasing publication of The Baldwin City Signal and shifting coverage of Baldwin City news and sports to the Lawrence Journal-World.
- Baldwin City Signal
It further said that,
Elvyn Jones, news editor of The Signal, will become a member of the Journal-World’s reporting staff. Jones will become the new county and area reporter, which will include coverage of Baldwin City council, school board, Baker University and other Baldwin-related news, said Chad Lawhorn, the Journal World’s managing editor.
- Baldwin City Signal
However, nothing was mentioned about the one reporter that was seen by some in the area. Even though the article mentioned that the Journal-World would continue to cover the Baldwin City signal, no one had been seen at the the city council meetings that we attended from the now defunct Signal.
“Being a seven-day per week newspaper, we’re going to be able to provide news and information to the Baldwin City community in a more timely fashion than we could with the weekly newspaper,” Lawhorn said. “I’m very proud of the work Elvyn and the staff of The Signal have done over the years. We’re excited about including that coverage in the Journal-World.”
- Baldwin City Signal
According to the same article, the World company is closing the Chieftain, which had served the Bonner Springs and Basehor communities. At the same time they plan to expand the Shawnee Dispatch from a weekly paper to two days a week.

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