By: E&P Staff
The Richmond (Mo.) News is reducing its frequency in print from daily to twice weekly.
The paper announced Monday it “will follow a small-market newspaper trend” by cutting back on its number of print editions beginning Oct. 18. Starting on that date, the 96-year-old News will be published on Monday and Thursday afternoons, with mail delivery to follow on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Much of its “hard” news will be reported on its Web site, the paper said. There will be no change of publication schedule or delivery for the Town and Country Leader-East shopper, published by the same company.
“We have been resisting this change for years, although virtually every newspaper in smaller markets like ours made the jump to a less-than-daily print cycle years ago,” Publisher JoEllen Black said in a statement. “We now have a plan in place that will ensure our readers will receive their local news in two weekly print editions of the Richmond News as well as on our Web site, www.richmond-dailynews.com, which will continue to be updated daily with breaking news and sports, obituaries and other time-sensitive information.”