The New Orleans Times-Picayune has announced that it will only publish three days per week — Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday — starting in the fall. Under a new company, the NOLA Media Group, the paper will focus its energies on digital.
The company frames the news as progress; the company is doing this to keep up with the new wired New Orleans news consumer. But it does acknowledge that “upheaval” in the newspaper industry contributed to the decision. And there will be layoffs.