Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Three MediaNews papers drop Monday editions

MediaNews Group will stop publishing Monday editions of three Northern California newspapers: The Vacaville Reporter, the Vallejo Times-Herald and the Eureka Times-Standard.

The move is intended to cut costs and send readers on Mondays to the websites of those papers to find local news. MediaNews plans to drop the paywall on those papers’ sites on Mondays.

Three other papers dropping their paywalls on Mondays are The Oakland Tribune, the Fremont Argus and the Hayward Daily Review. The three East Bay papers have stopped home delivery on Monday, but they are still available that day in news racks and stores. For more information, see PaidContent and this announcement in the Eureka paper.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who really cares anyway? With MercNews staff taking over, local news has suffered tremendously.
As longtime subscriber to Tri-Valley Herald, I'm ready to quit.
Please, BANG, go away, fold, get lost; even the MercNews is a shell of what it used to be.

Anonymous said...

There's so little news in the Oakland Tribune anymore it's hard to imagine anybody seriously concerned if they aren't available one day a week! Now that MediaNews is a "digital first" company, they should shut down their print products and go entirely online. Maybe they'll figure out a revenue model once they're forced to sink or swim. But they need to put their print editions out of their misery.