In another sign of the difficult financial realities for print newspapers, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a sister paper of The Oregonian, will publish a hard-copy edition only three days a week starting this fall, the paper announced.
The paper will publish Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, while beefing up online coverage the other four days of the week. In announcing the changes, the paper cited "revolutionary upheaval in the newspaper industry." The newspaper made the announcement after the New York Times broke the story Wednesday night.
The Times-Picayune won a couple of Pulitzer prizes in 2006 for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina. The Oregonian and the New Orleans daily are owned by the Newhouse family's Advance Publications. Those two papers—along with the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Newark, N.J., Star-Ledger—are the company's flagship papers.
Updated at 12:34 pm
A media-industry blog, Poynter.org reports that three Advance papers in Alabama will also move to a three-days per week production schedule.