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Daily News to cut two print days per week

Original post made on Mar 23, 2013

Palo Alto-based newspaper The Daily News announced today it would decrease the frequency at which it publishes its print edition each week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 23, 2013, 1:46 PM

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Posted by The-World's-Going-Digital, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

The world is going digital. One-by-one, the smaller publications are dropping their print editions, for digital versions—

Washington Examiner:
Web Link

Newsweek:
Web Link

MacMillan Goes All Digital With Dictionaries:
Web Link

It's hard to believe that many local newspapers will be printing paper editions within a few years.


Posted by Anymouse, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 23, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I see, wee needed to read the link -
The Daily News is going digital, as well as offering print editions.

"So on March 26, we will be delivering a free electronic version of The Daily News that you can access via your computer, tablet or mobile device.

You can choose to get our free e-edition in your email box or download an app from the iTunes store or the Android store for your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, even the Kindle Fire. The e-edition will come in the same format as the printed newspaper. We will be telling you in the next few days how you can take advantage of these options. Through the e-edition, we'll be able to provide you with the tools to search, save, archive and email ads and stories. You'll also receive daily breaking news and sports alerts on your smartphone or computer email. In addition, you can opt to receive unique opportunities and special access to deals, services and discounts.

Meanwhile, you'll still be able to pick up The Daily News the old-fashioned way — from our red news racks. We will produce a Wednesday mid-week edition, a Friday edition with full information about upcoming weekend activities, news and sports, and a Saturday edition featuring all our weekend topics. Between digital and print, we'll still be "local, five days a week."


Posted by Flynn, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

Bottom line, just another small step toward the end of print media as we've known it. Newspaper racks and home deliveries will become as rare as a public pay phone booth. Done.


Posted by Flynn, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

Besides, the Daily News has little credibility in my opinion as a legitimate news source. Tabloid fodder and sensationalism just to sell some advertising space. No loss whatsoever.


Posted by Brian, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Mar 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Flynn,
I believe you've got the wrong paper. The Daily news is not the "tabloid" paper in town. I believe that's the Daily Post. That said, since the Daily News mostly reprints stories from it's parent publication, the Mercury news, we won't be missing very much. I mostly will miss some local sports coverage and the Sudoku puzzles. Oh well...


Posted by Not an issue, a resident of Community Center
on Mar 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Brian and Flynn-- you are both wrong. The weekly is the local paper with little credibility as a legitimate news source.


Posted by No big deal, a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:49 pm

I am glad it is now going to be digital; it will be much easier to get the local news than trying to find a newsstand that isn't empty.

I stopped reading the Daily Post years ago...it is sensationalist yellow journalism at its worst. The Daily News is the lesser of two evils.

Is any news source completely credible? in an effort to break a new story, a lot of inaccuracy gets reported.


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm


STOP SENDING ME PALO ALTO PAPERS IN THE MAIL ... PLEASE.

They go directly from mailbox to recycle bin.
If I want one I will pick one up downtown,
or find it online somewhere.

How much does this cost to irritate me and probably many other.
I just want the choice NOT TO GET THE WEEKLY ... PLEASE.


Posted by missy, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Advertising rates are based on circulation so distributing free papers to businesses & homes, + newsbox pickups bump up circulation. A lot of this paper lines birdcages but they can charge higher ad rates claiming, for example, 25,000 than 11,000.


Posted by Coupon Queen, a resident of South of Midtown
on Mar 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I personally will continue to pick up all three papers when they are available, at least on certain days. I pick up the Tuesday Daily Post for the Milk Pail ad and coupons, the Wednesday Daily News for the Pet Club ad and coupons, and I get the following week's Walgreens ad (and coupons) and a Safeway ad in the Weekly I get in the mail on Friday. (Those ads are not in the newsstand copies of the Weekly, and since the Sunday Mercury News no longer includes a Walgreens ad in its packet, this is my only hard-copy source.)

I'm sure news like this gladdens the advertisers' hearts. I also like to have hard copies of all the ads in front of me to plan shopping trips and take them with me to the stores. Sure, I could read them online, or take them with me on my smartphone (if I had a smartphone, which I don't, yet), but the larger format that I can leaf through, and see a lot of at one time, is more convenient than an online version.

I also read Palo Alto Online (obviously), and get much of my news online, but I'm not sure how retailers will treat online coupons, since the really good ones are often limited to one per person, easier to do with hard copies than online, and/or requiring that some sort of "loyalty account" be set up online, which is a pain to do for a lot of retailers.


Posted by Elizabeth E Maulick, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I will miss the hard copy


Posted by businessdecision, a resident of another community
on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

Forgotten as usual: those who do not have access to computers unless they wait at the library.

Greenery leaves these people out, but American culture always has left them out--it's just all more pronounced now.


Posted by Grandma, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Have you tried to down load this monster? I can't read it the print is sooooo small, and you have to make at least six or eight clicks - baaaa humbug forget it.

Meanwhile, I easily access the British papers with one click, so each day I read the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph.


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