Major newspaper downsizes to three “more robust” issues per week: The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the largest newspaper in Louisiana, will downsize and stop publishing a print edition daily, moving many of their resources to online-only publishing and probably cutting jobs along the way. This isn’t the first time the paper’s gone digital-only. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the city, forcing the paper to come out with a digital-only PDF for three days, because their printing presses were down. Eventually, the printing presses went back up, but the spirit of the paper never went down. Let’s hope for their community’s sake that these changes don’t strip the community of that spirit. (above, today’s cover, via Newseum)
EDIT: The Times-Picayune isn’t alone — three major Alabama newspapers are getting similar treatments.