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Times-Picayune to start printing daily

David Carr writes in The New York Times that a year after the Times-Picayune in New Orleans dropped to a thrice weekly paper, the paper will start printing a paper daily. But what it’s printing and who gets it is?. complicated. Here’s how David describes it:

On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, a broadsheet called The Times-Picayune will be available for home delivery and on the newsstands for 75 cents. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, a tabloid called TPStreet will be available only on newsstands for 75 cents.

In addition, a special electronic edition of TPStreet will be available to the three-day subscribers of the home-delivered newspaper. On Saturdays, there will be early print editions of the Sunday Times-Picayune with some breaking news and some Sunday content.

David also describes how the floundering efforts to make The Times-Picayune more digital has floundered and opened up New Orleans to other competing newspapers who are making inroads in the city.

It sounds like another recipe for failure to me.

Community Comments

#1 Milt Priggee
May/13/2013
@ 1:17 pm

A perfect example of why you should not try to change horses in midstream…

#2 Donald Rex Jr.
May/14/2013
@ 1:05 am

I applaud experimentation in opposition to quiet, steady bankruptcy.

#3 birdie Birdashaw
May/14/2013
@ 2:28 am

You would think newspapers would understand how to run a business. I’m surprised they aren’t doing something like offering HD Paper

#4 Milt Priggee
May/14/2013
@ 11:40 am

Pretty expensive experiment…..just to get rid of an editorial cartoonist and other valued editors ‘n’ writers. Now they can enjoy a noisy, steadier bankruptcy. Please forgive sarcasm as it’s just sickening to see the print world in such a needless suicide mode.

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