Advance’s Harrisburg Patriot-News and Syracuse Post-Standard announced this morning that they’re changing their print schedule to three days a week beginning in January.
The Patriot-News will publish a Sunday edition and the two other days of publication “will be determined after gathering input from readers and advertisers. The Syracuse paper will have Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday print editions. (Pulitzer-winner Sara Ganim is tweeting the news.)
Stephen Rogers, editor and publisher of the Syracuse paper, told his staff that “if we simply maintain the status quo, if we continue to do just what we have been doing — no matter how well we do it — The Post-Standard would face extinction in a matter of years. The economic model that has supported The Post-Standard and newspapers around the country is no longer sustainable.”
The question now: When will the Advance-owned Oregonian announce that it’s cutting its print schedule?