Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Newhouses Advance on Trimming Dailies to Tri-Weeklies

The Star-Ledger
The Star-Ledger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Newhouse family-owned Advance Publications is embracing the model that converts daily newspapers to thrice-weekly publications, with The Syracuse Post Standard next in line and several northeastern papers in peril, The New York Post "Media Ink" column reports.

Beginning January 1, 2013, a new entity, the Syracuse Media Group, will oversee and a Post Standard that will publish Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, according to the Media Ink column. The Newhouse media conglomerate would not confirm whether a similar fate awaits some of its Northeast dailies, including the (Newark) Star Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and Staten Island Advance. Entrenched Star Ledger  union contracts with pressmen and truckers may slow, but not stop, the three-times-the-charm publishing juggurnaut.

The Star Ledger was "TUOL"'s morning read during the devoted staff's formative middle school and high school years, so stay tuned for updates on whether the Ledger will suffer the same fate as the New Orleans Times Picayune.
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