September 29, 2023

Citing the affordability and adaptability of delivering data on-line, 4 newspapers owned by Purpose Media Indiana LLC plan to scale back the variety of print editions they publish every week.

The Republic in Columbus, Day by day Reporter in Greenfield and The Tribune in Seymour will publish print editions solely on Wednesdays and Saturdays as an alternative of 5 to seven editions per week. Franklin’s Day by day Journal is discontinuing its Monday print version from a Monday-through-Saturday roster.

Richard Clark, group writer and vice chairman of Purpose Media Indiana, mentioned the brand new printing schedule that begins Sept. 2 is overdue.

“This isn’t a simple shift, however we actually ought to have accomplished one thing like this 10 or 15 years in the past,” Clark informed the IBJ. “We’re such traditionalists within the newspaper enterprise that we held on and we held on till we reached a tipping level the place having a paper seven days every week wasn’t placing cash within the financial institution. It was taking cash out of the financial institution.”

Clark introduced the change in revealed letters to readers.

“Increasingly of our loyal subscribers and new readers are getting their information by a number of of our on-line supply strategies,” Clark wrote. “The world has pivoted to digital supply of data. Now we have to pivot with it. It’s the information itself that’s vital, and digital supply offers us with the velocity and value efficiencies that we want to be able to proceed to report on native points.”

The Purpose Media publications plan to replace information each day on their respective web sites.