Journal-World phone lines to be temporarily impacted by office space move

photo by: Chad Lawhorn/Journal-World photo

The Journal-World will be moving to new offices in North Lawrence. The Journal-World will occupy about 7,500 square feet of space next to Protection One in the I-70 Business Center. In the photo above, the newspaper's offices will be behind the double doors on the left edge of the picture. The move will take place by May 1.

The Lawrence Journal-World will begin its process of moving its offices to its new North Lawrence location on Thursday.

As previously announced, the Journal-World will move its offices from downtown Lawrence to 1035 N. Third Street, Suite 101 B. The Journal-World’s downtown offices have been purchased by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas.

The new offices will open on Monday. The Journal-World will continue to operate out of its 645 New Hampshire space until Monday. However, customers may experience some delays when trying to call the Journal-World while crews move the phone system to the new office.

Phone lines of individual employees will be out of service from late Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. The Journal-World’s main phone line of 785-843-1000 will be operational. Voicemail functions, however, will be temporarily impacted by the move.

In addition to the 843-1000 line, customers can reach our circulation department with questions about newspaper deliveries by emailing People can reach the news department at

The new Journal-World offices will be in the I-70 Business Center, which is across the street from the Kansas Turnpike entrance that leads into North Lawrence. The space is next door to the Protection One space near the main entrance to the center.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience while we undertake the tasks of moving an office while still putting out a daily paper and covering the news and events of our community,” said Chad Lawhorn, editor and publisher of the Journal-World. “We hope to make the transition seamless for our subscribers and other customers, but appreciate everyone’s understanding as we complete the tasks.”

Customers will be able to make in-person transactions — purchasing subscriptions, placing classified ads or delivering news tips — at the new location beginning Monday morning. The Journal-World plans to host an open house for the public at a future date.


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