The 175-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning Times-Picayune has announced that it will cut its print edition to three days a week in the face of declining circulation and due to the challenges of a 24-hour news cycle. Beginning this fall, the paper plans to begin to publish print editions on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, a schedule that is designed in part to appeal to advertisers, according to management. “We did not make these changes out of desperation—we have a very strong operation in New Orleans,” said Steven Newhouse, chairman of Advance Publications, which owns the Times-Picayune. The paper has become somewhat of a journalism legend after it continued to publish in the days following Hurricane Katrina, despite the grave danger to its staff and the city’s upheaval.
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