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New Orleans’ Times-Picayune cutting back on print editions, will focus on digital
Major newspaper downsizes to three “more robust” issues per week: The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the largest newspaper in Louisiana, will downsize and stop publishing a print edition daily, moving many of their resources to online-only publishing and probably cutting jobs along the way. This isn’t the first time the paper’s gone digital-only. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the city, forcing the paper to come out with a digital-only PDF for three days, because their printing presses were down. Eventually, the printing presses went back up, but the spirit of the paper never went down. Let’s hope for their community’s sake that these changes don’t strip the community of that spirit. (above, today’s cover, via Newseum)

FJP: At yesterday’s GigaOm/paidContent conference we talked with Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of the Financial Times, about the future of its print edition. While a totally different market than the Times Picayune, Grimshaw said that in ten years he sees the FT as a leaner paper targeted at core geographies (eg., London, Hong Kong, etc.) with more robust digital offerings driving the overall global brand.

shortformblog:

New Orleans’ Times-Picayune cutting back on print editions, will focus on digital

Major newspaper downsizes to three “more robust” issues per week: The New Orleans Times-Picayune, the largest newspaper in Louisiana, will downsize and stop publishing a print edition daily, moving many of their resources to online-only publishing and probably cutting jobs along the way. This isn’t the first time the paper’s gone digital-only. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the city, forcing the paper to come out with a digital-only PDF for three days, because their printing presses were down. Eventually, the printing presses went back up, but the spirit of the paper never went down. Let’s hope for their community’s sake that these changes don’t strip the community of that spirit. (above, today’s cover, via Newseum)

FJP: At yesterday’s GigaOm/paidContent conference we talked with Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of the Financial Times, about the future of its print edition. While a totally different market than the Times Picayune, Grimshaw said that in ten years he sees the FT as a leaner paper targeted at core geographies (eg., London, Hong Kong, etc.) with more robust digital offerings driving the overall global brand.

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  1. leftistshuffle reblogged this from motherjones
  2. ohdarlingnodarling reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    No, but for real, check that Mother Jones link. In related news: fuck the world. The Times-Pic means more to me than the...
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  7. marysueprincess reblogged this from ediddy21 and added:
    This includes my newspaper (in the Alabama ones). Welp. That’s sad.
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  9. zedsdeadbebe reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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  12. west-ward reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    I have some mixed emotions, I can’t remember the last time I picked up a physical copy of the T-P, so it won’t affect me...
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  16. mikexdavis reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    Terrible, terrible news.
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  19. exceptdissent reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    man this is like the one paper i read.
  20. avocadofries reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    The Times-Pic is a great paper and this is a bummer. But at the same time I can’t say I read it in print very often, you...
  21. woodstars reblogged this from motherjones
  22. tsotchke reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    but then what will we put our crawfish on?
  23. motherjones reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is awful news. Take some time to go read their big investigation into Louisiana’s broken (to put it mildly) prison...
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  25. futurejournalismproject reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    FJP: At yesterday’s GigaOm/paidContent conference we talked with Rob Grimshaw, Managing Director of the Financial Times,...
  26. writerslash reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I wonder if other Advance Publications papers will follow The Times-Picayune/Nola.com’s new digital strategy.