Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss tells readers who are begging the paper to keep delivering a daily print edition why that’s not possible:
We can’t sustain the old business model in the face of irreversible print ad and readership trends. The demand for digital news content will continue to rise. And news organizations that do not position themselves to serve their digital audience risk a slow, irrelevant death.
* The message for our organization is clear: adapt, or fade away (nola.com)
* Watch Amoss and David Carr discuss the paper’s cuts on “PBS NewsHour” (pbs.org)
* Mayor: You look like a minor league city when the paper comes out three days a week (NPR)
* NOLA.com trumpets award for prison series one day after firing people who worked on it (Gambit)