Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I think I'd misunderstood when I first heard about this and thought they were discontinuing all paper copies most days. Regarding the Detroit papers:

Expanding digital information channels that provide news and information to a variety of audiences when, where and how they want it.
Limiting newspaper home delivery to Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays while selling printed copies at newsstand seven days a week.
Providing subscribers daily access to electronic editions, exact copies of each day’s printed newspapers.

I don't know enough about the various costs of doing business, but one imagines suburban (especially) home delivery is quite expensive. And I wonder why the free tabloid format seems to work well for things like the Metro but hasn't been as embraced by "real" newspapers.