The Birmingham News, the Press-Register in Mobile, and The Huntsville Times are moving to a three-day-a-week-in-print schedule. The Press-Register is home to editorial cartoonist J.D. Crowe.
Through this blog, Facebook and Twitter, we’re practically mutual online stalkers already. If I’m part of the new configuration, I guarantee you, we’ll be even more interactive. For those of you who only read the newspaper, the plan is for you to receive more in-depth coverage and analysis of the news that concerns you the most, three days a week.
Unfortunately, apparently, jobs will be lost. The reality of that is hard to fathom. Some of the finest people I’ve ever worked with are in this building. The Press-Register is family. I’m sure the folks in Birmingham and Huntsville feel the same way. This economy is a tough editor. But everyone will adapt, and you will too. Journalism is still a dog that will hunt. It’s a dog that needs to hunt. And it will continue to bring home the bacon to our readers, in whatever shape or form you choose to gobble it up.
Last week it was announced that the New Orleans Times-Picayune was dropping to a thrice weekly schedule.