Media General Begins Printing Partnership with The Jail Report

By: Press Release

RICHMOND, VA – Media General’s Operations and Distribution Solutions Group (O&DS) is pleased to announce a new print and delivery partnership with The Jail Report, headquartered in Rock Hill, S.C.

The Jail Report is printed at Media General’s Florence, S.C., facility and distributed to sales locations throughout greater Florence each week by Media General. At the launch last week, copies were sold in more than 60 locations in the market. That number is expected to quickly grow to more than 100 locations in the next several months.

“We welcome The Jail Report to Media General Operations & Distribution Solutions growing print and delivery partnerships,” said Bob Rogers, vice president of Operations for the Central Group of Media General O&DS. “The partnership between The Jail Report and O&DS is another example of how Media General’s manufacturing and logistical capabilities can produce a ‘win-win’ for publishers who utilize our suite of services for both printing and delivery.”

“It’s been a relief to find a company that has made our expansion so easy, since Media General not only took on the printing but partnered with us by providing delivery options,” said Greg Rickabaugh, publisher and owner of The Jail Report. “They have become a one-stop shop for us, a great resource to have as we move our newspaper into new markets.” In addition to the South Carolina market, The Jail Report also publishes products in certain Georgia and California markets.

In early 2009, Media General formed the Operations & Distribution Solutions Group to manage its production and distribution operations across all markets in order to maximize utilization of its production and distribution assets in the Southeast. Media General has 10 strategically located print facilities in the Southeast. In addition to printing its own newspapers, the company provides printing and delivery services for more than 100 other newspapers and specialty products. For more information, visit

About Media General

Media General is a leading provider of news, information and entertainment across multiple media platforms, serving consumers and advertisers in strong local markets, primarily in the Southeastern United States. Media General’s operations are organized in five geographic market segments and a sixth segment that includes the company’s interactive advertising services and certain other operations. The company’s operations include 18 network-affiliated television stations and their associated websites, three metropolitan and 20 community newspapers and their associated websites, and more than 200 specialty publications that include weekly newspapers and niche publications targeted to various demographic, geographic and topical communities of interest. Many of the company’s specialty publications have associated websites. Media General additionally operates three interactive advertising services companies: Blockdot, which specializes in interactive entertainment and advergaming technologies;, a coupon and shopping website; and NetInformer, a leading provider of wireless media and mobile marketing services.

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