Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Examiner Cuts Monday Edition

The publisher of The Examiner in Independence says the newspaper will stop producing a Monday edition.

Publisher Steve Curd said The Examiner will not cut back on news coverage as it continues to produce a daily paper Tuesday through Saturday.

The newspaper said the change, starting Jan. 12, will help control rising costs without making significant cuts to the staff or quality of the product.

Curd said the goal is to fill five editions with more local content than the newspaper had in six editions prior to the change. The staff also wants to focus on its Web site.

The Monday issue usually ranks lowest in readership, leading the newspaper to turn that edition into a tabloid format a year ago. The newspaper said the format was successful in gaining advertiser support, but got mixed reaction from readers.

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