As the news business continues to evolve, one of the nation's premier newspapers is going to three day a week publishing in a bid to cut costs and stay viable.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune will publish Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and supposedly will try to beef up content in the fewer editions. Of course, day to day news can still be published on line.
The institutional knowledge and in depth capabilities of many of the nation's daily papers is of value, but consumers just don't relate to the format in the Internet age.
Now that classifieds, sports scores, financial tables, obits and other staples have gone elsewhere, papers struggle to justify what they do.
While some are anxious to dance on their grave, I think there is value in content and it's an open question whether other vehicles can provide that if all the daily papers fold.
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