Friday, June 21, 2013

Oregonian To Go Four-Day-A-Week Home Delivery

Posted By on Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM

One of the Northwest's powerhouse newspapers—The Oregonian—is going to a four-day-a-week home delivery and will slash its editorial and production staff as it shifts more emphasis to its digital platform.

Oregon's largest newspaper will still print a daily newspaper but home delivery will only be available on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and a so-called "bonus" edition on Saturday.

The Oregonian—which began in 1850—is owned by Advance Publications, Inc, which has moved many of its other publications toward more digital, and less print, content. Advance slashed home delivery for newspapers in New Orleans, Cleveland and Ann Arbor, Mich.

"They're giving people significantly less, and they're going to have a hard time later trying to charge people," media analyst Ken Doctor told the Associated Press.

Oregonian staff was informed of the change on Thursday. Editor and Vice President Peter Bhatia told newsroom employees that the reductions would be "significant."

The Oregonian won seven Pulitzer Prizes, five since 1999.

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