Newspaper print editions moving toward rock editions

Wordle: NOLA T-PThe 175-year-old New Orleans Times-Picayune announced recently that it will publish paper copies of the news only three days a week — Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, perhaps — beginning in the autumn.  Those paper copies will soon become the kind of precious commodity that was known to subscribers in the early days of newspapers.

Save that tearsheet for clear recollection and stay-just-as-it-is records! The reason for discontinuing seven-day-a-week publication was the slide of subscribership and advertising revenue.

If the paper quality were only as good as the rocks used by native Americans then future archeologists in 4012 might have a chance of recollecting what New Orleans was like in 2012.


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