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Newspapers, magazines will have 'not-great' choices as USPS plans to end Saturday delivery

CBS News | The Washington Post The U.S. Postal Service intends to cut first-class delivery on Saturdays starting in August, CBS reported Wednesday. "That means most mailers, letters and catalogs would not arrive on Saturdays," CBS' report reads. The plan to shrink delivery from six days a week to five would only affect first-class mail, while packages, mail-order medicines, priority and express mail would still get delivered on Saturdays. The post office lost nearly $16 billion in fiscal 2012. Saturday delivery is a "reader experience issue," The Week's president, Steven Kotok, told Poynter by phone. The Week closes its issues late on Wednesday night and delivers them to postal centers Thursday morning, with the expectation that 90 percent of its subscribers will have their copies by Saturday at the latest. If that overflow day moves to Monday, "it’s essentially two not-great options that we have to weigh," Kotok said. Read More