Local news, information focus of Dickinson Press changes
DICKINSON, N.D. — The Dickinson Press announced Monday, Jan. 13, that it will adjust print frequency of the newspaper from five days per week to a weekly publication beginning Wednesday, March 4. In addition to the weekly print publication, the newspaper will enhance its focus to publish local news and information on its website, thedickinsonpress.com.
“We remain strongly committed to serving the local community through a variety of mediums. The printed newspaper has allowed us to connect with readers over many decades and the internet has enabled us to develop connections that allow us to be more responsive in our coverage. We will be reporting content throughout the day on our website and in depth once a week on Wednesdays in print,” said editor James B. Miller Jr.
The midweek Dickinson Press will print in Bismarck and will be delivered by mail to subscribers, who will also continue to have access to a digital replica, known as the e-paper.
“The printed newspaper has been a historical method of conveying news and information. However, as the demand for news and information continues to change with technology we are required to change and adapt as well,” said Aaron Becher, vice President of newspapers for Forum Communications Co.
The Dickinson Press, which started in 1883, also plans to list its building at 1815 First St. W. for sale in the near future, but will continue to maintain an office and staff in Dickinson. The current location has more space than the Dickinson Press requires to operate.
Current subscribers will receive a letter outlining the upcoming changes to the newspaper that will go into effect on March 4.
Single copies of the Wednesday Dickinson Press will continue to be sold at area retail outlets.
The Advertizer, a weekly shopper distributed by mail on Saturdays, will continue to be available on select rack locations throughout Dickinson.