Newspaper Chain Wants Less Opinion in Its Pages

From a Washington Post story by Meryl Kornfield and Paul Farhi headlined “The biggest U.S. newspaper chain wants less opinion in its pages”:

The nation’s largest newspaper chain is of the opinion that its opinion pages are alienating readers and becoming obsolete.

So newspapers owned by Gannett Co. — publisher of USA Today and more than 250 dailies — have begun to radically shrink and reimagine their editorial sections, publishing them on fewer days each week and dropping traditional features such as syndicated columns and editorial cartoons. Even political endorsements and letters to the editor are being scaled back.