Tuesday 17 February 2009

In the US newspapers don't like Mondays

In the US more newspapers are adopting the sentiment of the Boomtown Rats song "I don't like Mondays" and dropping editions on the first day of the week.
Associated Press reports that the Post Register in Idaho Falls is the latest US paper to end its Monday print edition due to tough economic times.
Publisher Roger Plothow says online-only updates will be available on Mondays, and regular Monday features will be moved to other days of the week.
Plothow told AP the paper's managers considered the move more than six months ago as a way to reduce costs while recognizing that more readers are turning to the Internet for their news. He says economic conditions have since worsened and cutting back to publishing six days a week is the prudent thing to do. Plothow says the move will help the company avoid layoffs.
Monday is traditionally seen as a bad advertising day for newspapers.
Story via Editor & Publisher.

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