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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
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Saturday good news.
1 posted on 01/31/2009 12:34:37 PM PST by abb
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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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