The Oregonian's owner keeps lopping off publication days back east.
Today's announcement makes 10 daily papers where Advance has cut publication in recent years.
"The economic model that has supported The Post-Standard and newspapers around the country is no longer sustainable," Syracuse Post-Standard editor and publisher Stephen Rogers told his staff. "We are living through a digital revolution...This is an irreversible trend. We either adjust, or we perish."
Rogers, who will now head a web-based news organization called the Syracuse Media Group, directly echoed—often word-for-word—an Aug. 6 editorial by Steve Newhouse, chairman of Advance.net, the company's digital division.
"[I]t's been more and more apparent that the economic model that supported our journalism for so many decades was no longer sustainable and that, as a result, the role we played in civic life was in jeopardy," Newhouse wrote then. "The rapid rise in digital adoption by consumers and advertisers is irreversible...We are in the midst of a digital revolution and instead of constantly being disrupted by our numerous online competitors, we decided to re-invent ourselves."
Many staffers at The Oregonian believe it will follow the company model, but publisher N. Christian Anderson maintains no cuts are planned.
"The question now: When will the Advance-owned Oregonian announce that it's cutting its print schedule?" media pundit Jim Romenesko asked this morning.