NY Times ends home delivery on Mondays in our ‘hood

This morning, we received this “Dear John” email from The New York Times:

“Dear Subscriber:

“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.

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.

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