Postmedia Reducing Printed Editions Of N.B. Daily Papers

The company that owns New Brunswick’s three English-language daily newspapers announced on Tuesday it will reduce its printing schedule to only three days a week.

Postmedia, which owns the Telegraph-Journal, the Daily Gleaner and the Times & Transcript, confirmed the print editions of all three will be published on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting March 7.

“While this means there will be no print editions or digital e-editions on Tuesdays or Fridays, we will continue to cover the news of our province seven days a week on our website,” the company said in an article on its website.

The announcement comes a little more than one year after the Irving family, which sold the papers to Postmedia last year, halted its Monday editions to cut costs.

In place of a printed paper on Tuesdays and Fridays, Postmedia will launch a special morning email that includes obituaries, comics and puzzles, the editorial cartoon and a selection of local and provincial news.

Postmedia says the changes are due to the “economic and logistical challenges in delivering a print product and the changing news consumption patterns of our audiences.”

“We’d like to thank readers and advertisers of our daily papers for supporting us and we look forward to continuing to serve our communities,” the company said.

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