Dropping Mondays “isn’t outside the options” for The Union

“Papers across the country and around here — Auburn, Carson City — have gone from dailies to twice-weeklies,” The Union publisher writes in his weekly column. “Starting next week, the daily in Sturgis, Michigan, is dropping Mondays, which isn’t outside the options for The Union. A thousand weeklies have closed in the past dozen years, including the Bonanza in Incline Village last winter.”   … I can understand that. The Union’s Monday edition — from the news pages to the op-ed page — is its weakest one all week. And as for the Tahoe market, I wish The Union’s ownership would deliver the New York Times to homes on the West Shore up there, just as it does in a contractual arrangement in our neighborhood in Nevada City. Of course, that will never happen — but you can always wish.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

4 thoughts on “Dropping Mondays “isn’t outside the options” for The Union”

  1. Life without a morning paper is unacceptable! How can you drink coffee without a newspaper? And life without my morning crossword puzzles is unimaginable…

    1. Audrey, We get the Bee and New York Times delivered to our home and read them over coffee too. Thanks to The Union for delivering them; it’s a good sidelight business for them, I presume.

  2. On Banner Mountain the Union doesn’t arrive until after 6 am. And sometimes as late as 7. They say it’s because they print off the mountain down in Sacramento. So if you commute to work, you resign yourself to old news, and read the “morning” paper in the afternoon.

  3. The Union is once again considering dropping the AP: ‘The interest in the local paper for news is squarely local. So much so we’re thinking about dropping The Associated Press in The Union and adding a reporter. We might save a small amount and steer the daily in a definite direction. The wide world the AP feed offers can be found everywhere else, basically. I suspect strongly it wouldn’t be missed, as it’s not at all in the Sun.” https://www.theunion.com/opinion/don-rogers-what-wrong-view-will-melt-you/

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