Here is the pitiful spin from GANNETT monopolists on their plans to end Saturday printed newspapers -- big mistake.
From incredible shrinking St. Augustine Record:
The Record to change print delivery schedule
From Staff Reports
St. Augustine Record
USA TODAY NETWORK
January 13, 2022
Responding to continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption, The St. Augustine Record is announcing a change in print delivery frequency beginning March 26.
The Record will cease home delivery on Saturdays, but instead will provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, filled with local news, advertising and features such as comics and puzzles. The new model means subscribers will get newspapers delivered to their home six days a week, with a digital newspaper available every day.
“Our commitment (sic) to covering (sic) St. Johns County remains our top priority, but the platforms on which people are consuming news continue to evolve. What was once solely a daily newspaper has transformed to include a digital site, mobile app, social media platforms, multimedia and more,” said Record Editor Ashley Varese. “Our print newspapers remain a vital and important part of our strategy, but we are making a change this year in response to subscriber and advertising trends.”
The Saturday digital replica, or e-Edition, will have the same look and news as the printed newspaper. The digital format also has some additional features, such as the ability to clip and share articles with friends and family and adjust the text size.
In addition, subscribers of The Record will now have access to the USA TODAY Network’s full suite of e-Editions across the country, as well as ad-free access to the USA TODAY Crossword puzzle. The Record is part of the USA TODAY Network, and this change also is taking place at numerous other publications in the network.
All print subscribers of The Record have full digital access, meaning they have the ability to read news updates throughout the day, subscriber-only stories and video and audio features, among other benefits. Subscribers also have 24/7 access to obituaries, legal notices and classifieds on our website.
News and sales staffing at The Record will not change as a result of this. However, those staffs will be even better aligned toward digital news delivery.
Anyone with questions about the change can access their account at staugustine.com or call customer service at 877-777-6673.
Ed Slavin's note: that number is the friendly call center in Colombia, South America, which kindly adjusted my bill (twice) when Record had no printed newspaper December 24-25, 2021, and again no printed newspaper December 31 and January 1, 2022.