Journalists are facing a commute of more than 20 miles off patch after their newspaper’s town centre offices closed on Friday.
Staff on the title are being given the option of working from home or commuting to JP offices in Sheffield, more than 20 miles away.
JP revealed in August that Sheffield daily The Star is due to move to a new HQ at to The Balance, a modern office block on Pinfold Street in the city centre, but it has said nothing publicly about the Free Press move.
The Star’s offices at Telegraph House on York Street, which it has occupied for decades, have been sold to property company Toscafield.
Free Press staff will also be able to based themselves in Leeds, more than 30 miles away from Doncaster.
The Free Press had been based at its Printing Office Street home since 2014.
It previously operated from offices at Sunny Bar, which had housed the paper since it was founded by printer Dickie Crowther in June 1925 under the title Doncaster Free Press and Courier of Coming Events.
Johnston Press has so far not responded to requests for a comment on the move.
However posting on Twitter about the move on Friday, Free Press journalist Darren Burke said: “End of an era today, farewell Doncaster, hello Sheffield (permanent basis)!”