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Logan paper cuts back to 6 days a week

Published December 6, 2011 8:13 am

Media • Revenue shortfall promptscost-cutting measure.
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The Herald Journal newspaper in Logan will revert to a six-day-a-week publishing schedule next month, giving up its Monday edition to conserve money.

Revenue generated from the Monday paper does not cover the cost to produce and distribute the edition, publisher Mike Starn said in a note to readers posted Sunday on the Herald Journal website.

Starn did not return a call seeking comment. He was named publisher of the 16,000-circulation paper in February.

The change goes into effect Jan. 2.

Starn did not elaborate on the reason for dropping from a seven-day cycle to six days, but said the change will allow the paper to be "stronger" as it continues to cover the Cache Valley region.

Many newspapers have been hit hard by steep declines in advertising revenue. Some have closed their doors. Others have laid off employees and taken other cost-cutting measures to remain viable.

The Herald Journal was founded 102 years ago. It has been a seven-day newspaper for the past 12 years.

The paper is operated by Pioneer Newspapers, a Seattle-based company that owns 23 papers in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.