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Jacksonville, Florida — It’s hard to believe that a newspaper once hailed as a beacon of civic life in a sleepy southern town would have to relocate to an old industrial city.
But it did.
And so, in July, the Jacksonville Times of Jacksonville began its move to a new, larger, and even more expensive city.
And the story of that relocation was about more than just a paper’s future.
It was also about a city’s history, and how the city that once was a sleepy fishing town of less than 2,000 residents is now the center of the nation’s media and cultural life.
“It’s really important to me that we’re a part of this space, to be able to showcase our history and our culture,” said Mayor Larry Hicks, who is also a founding member of the Jacksonville City Council.
“We’re going to have to have some sort of infrastructure to take our story forward, and I think we need to do it in a way that is culturally appropriate and sensitive to the history and the culture of Jacksonville.”
The move to Jacksonville will allow the Jacksonville Sun to move to the new downtown office tower that will be the site of the Times of Jaguars newspaper.
The paper’s headquarters will be moved to the building’s northeast corner.
The newspaper’s offices are currently housed in the former General Motors Building at the corner of E. 4th Street and North Avenue.
The Times of Lions will move to downtown, at the southwest corner of 6th Street between the two streets that used to be part of the old General Motors building.
The building’s former location will be redeveloped as the former offices of the National Football League’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
The move comes as the paper has struggled to maintain a consistent readership, even with the increased availability of digital technology.
Its average daily readership has been just over 2,500, down from 3,300 in 2017.
The paper’s circulation has dropped from 675,000 to 574,000, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal.
It has also struggled to retain its longtime local reporters, many of whom have moved on to other news organizations.
The newspaper’s decision to relocate comes as newsrooms across the country are facing a decline in circulation and subscriptions.
And it comes as newspapers across the nation are grappling with the challenges posed by the rise of the Internet.
The Jacksonville Sun is not the only local newspaper to move across the bay.
In the Bay Area, San Francisco Chronicle is moving from its current home at the former Mission Bay Center to its new headquarters, the Mission Bay Media Center, which is slated to open in 2018.
And San Jose Mercury News, which will be a part-time operation at the new headquarters in 2019, will relocate from its former office at the Santa Clara University Medical Center to a smaller building in downtown San Jose.
The relocation to Jacksonville marks the second major newspaper to relocate.
In 2019, the Detroit Free Press, which was based in Detroit, moved from its old headquarters at the Detroit Institute of Arts to its headquarters at a former industrial park in the Bay City area.
The move came after the Free Press’ newsroom staffs were told they would no longer be able work there, according the Detroit News.
The city of Jacksonville has been the only newspaper to open a new headquarters.
In 2013, the city of Tampa received approval to buy the former headquarters of the New York Times and move it into the downtown campus of the University of Central Florida.
The Times of the World is moving into the new building, located in the same building as the New Republic and The New York Post.
This story was updated on August 24 at 11:06 a.m.