An announcement from the Rochester Post Bulletin Wednesday, that starting in January, the paper will discontinue its Friday print edition.
It's a move the Post-Bulletin said will improve its local news coverage while also improving its financial position. The change starts in January, giving readers a five-day publication schedule.
"Having a modern business model that fits today’s world will allow us to improve the paper overall, while protecting our readers from price increases for the foreseeable future" said Publisher Len R. Small. "Everybody knows the world is changing, and we intend to prepare for a better future."
The paper won't raise its price for now, according to Wednesday's announcement and no employees will be laid off during the switch.
The paper also said they will continue to publish an expanded weekend addition on Saturdays.
The Post Bulletin cites other papers across the country, including in Cleveland, Ohio and Kankakee, Illinois, that have made the switch. And according to the P-B, those changes have been successful at those other locations.
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