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Patriot-News, Post-Standard will reduce print frequency to three days a week

Pennlive | Syracuse.com The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Penn State scandal, and The (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard are following their corporate siblings in Alabama and New Orleans to a reduced printing schedule. Beginning in January 2013, the Patriot-News will print on Sundays and two other days that "will be determined after gathering input from readers and advertisers," an unbylined article reports. "Further details and how these changes will affect employees, readers and advertisers will be announced over the coming weeks and months," Syracuse's announcement reads. Advance executive Randy Siegel tells Poynter in an email there's no word on layoffs yet: Our local leadership is evaluating the needs of the two new organizations and will let employees know as soon as is possible. It is likely that there will be fewer employees at the new organizations than currently at The Patriot-News. However, our complement of reporters and content creators will be comparable in size to our current staff. Read More
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Newspaper editor: 'Nothing beats the printed word'

To many, the future of print looks like the future of the stamp, the landline, the check, the CD -- in short, not much of a future at all. But some -- most of us who remember black-and-white TV shows -- believe print will survive. Read More
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