The Union plans to “pause” its Monday print edition in the coronavirus economy

“We’re also planning to pause Monday (print) editions of The Union through this period, beginning as soon as the April 6 edition,” the newspaper’s publisher Don Rogers writes in his weekly column titled “Papers change to survive.” “We’ll keep you posted.”

He added, “They’ll file their reports for Mondays online as if filling a print edition.”

Other excerpts from Don’s column:

— “Meantime, we’re shedding expenses everywhere, much like throwing everything off an air balloon to keep it in the air that much longer. This is the world we find ourselves in, much like you, hunkered down or perhaps fortunate enough to have an outside job.”

— “For us, that means smaller papers, fewer copies (while offering more online impressions to advertisers) to match fewer people at the lake right now, fewer hours and less pay for us workers, open positions unfilled.”

— “Suddenly, our revenue has fallen by half at the same time we and other local news media in similar straits are counted on to cover an unprecedented crisis.”

Don’s complete column is here.

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 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.

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