September 1, 2017 Last Updated 11:34 am

Charleston Gazette-Mail eliminates Monday print edition

The Gazette-News of Charleston, West Virginia became the latest newspaper to decide to shutter one of its weekday print editions, stating today that beginning October 2 the Monday edition will no longer be seen in print.

“We’re trying to make moves that cut costs and continue to allow us to produce a quality product,” said Charleston Newspapers President Trip Shumate.

A Monday edition will still be produced, but will only be available online as an e-edition. In other words, a PDF replica edition of something that actually does not exist.

Other newspaper chains have begun using the same strategy of eliminating certain weekday editions. Advance Newspapers, owners of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and other papers, have stopped home delivery on certain days of the week — while La Presse, the French-Canadian daily, eliminated all print editions with the exception of its weekend paper, in a move to begin depending on its website and mobile and tablet digital editions.

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