This morning, we received this “Dear John” email from The New York Times:
“Unfortunately, your distribution service provider is eliminating Monday delivery in your area, starting next week. As a result, you’ll be receiving your Monday New York Times along with your Tuesday paper. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.”
Huh? That’s more than an “inconvenience.” It’s a waste of time and money to read a daily newspaper a day later. The reason is that The Times is distributed by The Union, which no longer is going to print a Monday edition, at least for the time being. The Union blames the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
How’s that for the tail wagging the dog?
Consolation: You can read the Times‘ digital version, but then why pay for a more expensive print subscription? (We like to read a print version over coffee and a lively discussion of politics, economics, and arts and culture — AKA we are “old school”).
Memo to The New York Times: Find a new distributor for weekday deliveries. You can do it! Podunk.