TOWER- Readers of the Timberjay may notice that this edition includes more content from neighboring communities within the Timberjay coverage area. That’s because, effective with this issue, …
TOWER- Readers of the Timberjay may notice that this edition includes more content from neighboring communities within the Timberjay coverage area. That’s because, effective with this issue, the three editions of the Timberjay will now be combined into a single edition, known simply as The Timberjay. This is similar to the digital e-edition, which has always included the pages from all three editions.
“Changes at our printing plant meant that producing the three runs of the paper would be much more expensive than printing a single edition with more pages each week,” said Timberjay General Manager Jodi Summit.
“We have been talking about combining the three editions for several years now,” said Summit. “Readers are often interested in local events in neighboring communities.”While most of the pages in the Timberjay have been shared among the three editions since their inception, each edition did maintain some zoned local-only content. That content will now be included within the combined edition.
“The end result is that readers will be receiving more local news, not less,” said Timberjay Publisher Marshall Helmberger.
The change should also bring improvements to the reliability of out-of-county mailing, which has been increasingly delayed in recent years. The paper will still be printed on Wednesday afternoon, and delivered to the post offices in Tower, Soudan, Embarrass, Babbitt, Ely, Cook and Orr on Thursday. Newspaper deadlines will remain the same.