The Chicago Sun-Times in an effort “to reinvest in the quality journalism you’ve come to expect”
will “[pare] back some comics.”
Today marks some changes to the comics and classified pages of our Monday-through-Saturday print editions. Rather than three dedicated pages of comics, we’ll be publishing one comics page with the New York Times crossword and interspersing other comics and puzzles throughout the classifieds section.
Why the changes? We recently surveyed our readers to see what they value and also studied industry trends. Headwinds in the newspaper industry continue to be strong, especially when it comes to newsprint and other production costs. Paring back some comics and making more effective use of our classifieds space will allow us to reinvest in the quality journalism you’ve come to expect.
14 comics remain, 12 comics have been cut.
In the game of hide-and-seek these features stay on the “comics page”:
Pearls Before Swine
The Wizard of Id
Arlo and Janis
These comics have been shuffled to the classifieds:
Dennis the Menace
Frank & Ernest (already in the classifieds)
The comics Left Behind are:
One Big Happy
Real Life Adventures
Red and Rover
In The Bleachers (from the sports section)
The Chicago Sun-Times message to readers about print edition comics and classifieds.
Hat tip to Darryl Heine and Joshua Kreitzer for the lists of
what got booted and the assigned seating of those remaining.