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3 Philly-Area Dailies Will Drop Saturday Paper (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Editor & Publisher ^ | January 31, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 01/31/2009 12:34:37 PM PST by abb

Three Calkins Media newspapers in suburban Philadelphia will stop publishing Saturday print editions next week.

The Bucks County Courier Times, The Intelligencer of Doylestown and the Burlington County Times in Willingboro, N.J., will continue to publish Saturday editions online.

The newspapers announced the change Saturday. It goes into effect Feb. 7.

Publisher Michael Scobey says the move is being made to control costs and provide expanded local and national news and sports coverage.

Scobey says the change is a return to the traditional publishing schedule. The Saturday print editions were introduced about five years ago.

He says the market no longer supports the additional day of print publication. The online Saturday edition will contain all the information the print version had.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: advertising; circulation; dbm; deathwatch; dinosaur; media; newspapers; philadelphia
Saturday good news.
1 posted on 01/31/2009 12:34:37 PM PST by abb
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To: abb

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003936785
Tahoe ‘Daily’ Cuts Back to 3 Days a Week


2 posted on 01/31/2009 12:35:12 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


3 posted on 01/31/2009 12:35:55 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Birds everywhere will suffer. Oh the humanity.


4 posted on 01/31/2009 12:36:57 PM PST by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: abb

The Kalin sisters may have to cut back on the Scotch in the newsroom.


5 posted on 01/31/2009 12:38:09 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


6 posted on 01/31/2009 12:38:41 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: Temple Owl

ping


7 posted on 01/31/2009 12:39:14 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama wants to put the same crowd that ran Fannie Mae in charge of health care)
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To: Doctor Raoul

You’re gonna have to clue me in on that one, Doc.


8 posted on 01/31/2009 12:39:50 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

But I do my painting and fishing on Saturday.


9 posted on 01/31/2009 12:41:35 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: abb

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/31/opinion/l31endow.html?_r=2&ref=todayspaper
Imagining Newspapers of the Future


10 posted on 01/31/2009 12:42:47 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: screaminsunshine

That’s what the free weeklies are for.


11 posted on 01/31/2009 12:44:58 PM PST by MovementConservative (Oregon Ducks 42, Oklahoma St. Cowboys 31)
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To: abb

Saturday is a terrible day to publish a paper. Monday and Tuesday not much better. I think the Detroit papers got it right with publishing on the days when ads actually sell.


12 posted on 01/31/2009 12:46:44 PM PST by MovementConservative (Oregon Ducks 42, Oklahoma St. Cowboys 31)
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To: MovementConservative

Later for a bunch of stupid liberal “journalists”.


13 posted on 01/31/2009 12:48:36 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: abb

Nothing happens on Tuesday any way


14 posted on 01/31/2009 12:52:17 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: abb

Daddy What’s This?
Its a newspaper son, that’s how the left used to spread their lies!


15 posted on 01/31/2009 12:54:14 PM PST by bray (Honest Sarah vs Oblago)
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To: abb

Ha ha ha. Good news to enjoy over the weekend.


16 posted on 01/31/2009 12:54:46 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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To: abb

What is my puppy going to pee on?


17 posted on 01/31/2009 12:56:20 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: abb

Will anyone notice? Will anyone care?


18 posted on 01/31/2009 1:01:00 PM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: BurbankKarl

http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE50T3AN20090130?sp=true
Recession rocks Hollywood’s showbiz papers


19 posted on 01/31/2009 1:55:45 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Carley

I get the Burlington County Times, so yes I will notice, but no I don’t care. Very weak local newspaper leaning heavily to the left. Saturday edition can be read in its entirety in less than 10 minutes.
Good fire starting material for our fireplace on cold Saturday’s like today.


20 posted on 01/31/2009 2:01:49 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: abb

http://cancelthebee.blogspot.com/
Rumors of more McClatchy layoffs heating up


21 posted on 01/31/2009 2:02:39 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

May the best man win.
The Bulletin
http://www.thebulletin.us/


22 posted on 01/31/2009 2:06:03 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: 07Jack

We get the Bergen Record. NJ. The only things worth reading are the letters they print blasting them for bias against the President and the republicans.

The county is as corrupt as can be. Every week another indictment of another dem politico.

Yet the editorial page is filled with slavish love for O.


23 posted on 01/31/2009 2:06:28 PM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: bray

“Daddy What’s This?
Its a newspaper son, that’s how the left used to spread their lies!”

Too Funny

Thi isn’t Bill is it?


24 posted on 01/31/2009 2:21:14 PM PST by SanFranDan
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To: Carley

I lived in Oakland until 50 years ago. The Ramapo valley is beautiful, and in those days, and for decades after, Bergen County was the home of liberal Republicans and RIBOs.


25 posted on 02/01/2009 1:55:53 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (All of this has happened before and it will happen again!)
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To: abb

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003936789
Newspaper Execs Launch Group to ‘Fight Back’


26 posted on 02/01/2009 2:37:33 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

The corruption here is breathtaking. And the dem voters love every minute of it. They don’t even want their crooks to resign. No embarrassment at all.

The majority of the elected officials here are dems. i don’t know what happened to the republicans as we are new here. Just 18 mos.


27 posted on 02/01/2009 6:07:50 AM PST by Carley (Remember when we had a real President)
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To: Carley
“The corruption here is breathtaking. And the dem voters love every minute of it. They don’t even want their crooks to resign. No embarrassment at all.”

That seems to be a growing symptom of the whole state. It just blows my mind that as our property taxes skyrocket and the blatant corruption increases, the same clowns keep getting re-elected.
It's brutal.

28 posted on 02/01/2009 8:02:49 AM PST by 07Jack
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To: bert
Nothing happens on Tuesday any way

This is nothing? (Yes, it was on a Tuesday)

29 posted on 02/01/2009 8:06:31 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: abb

Newspapers are the opposite of lawyers. Multiple newspapers in a town are always in a death-struggle. Conversely, one lawyer in a town will starve to death. Two will get rich.


30 posted on 02/01/2009 8:08:12 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: abb

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20090201/NEWS01/902010322/1002
End of an era


31 posted on 02/01/2009 12:34:44 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

It’s three sisters named Calkin that own these papers.


32 posted on 02/01/2009 7:21:03 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: abb

Why Saturday? Why not Tuesday like the Postal Service?


33 posted on 02/01/2009 8:16:37 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: abb
suddenly Saturday is an 'additional' day??

how long before every day is one?

34 posted on 02/02/2009 11:41:12 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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