Newspaper Publishers Are Reducing the Days of the Week They Print, Filling the Gaps With E-Editions and Around-the-Clock Online Access

From a story on by Greg Burns headlined “When is a daily newspaper no longer a daily newspaper?”:

Phillip Reid and his wife, Jeanne Ann, publish 10 printed newspapers across Oklahoma and operate two printing plants in the state. When a transportation crunch left them with just a few remaining rolls of newsprint, it spelled big trouble.

As Phillip Reid observed, “How do you have a newspaper with no paper?”

Actually, some of the Reids’ fellow publishers have a ready answer to that question, and it doesn’t involve driving trucks to paper mills and laying plans for a trucking operation, as the Reids ultimately did to ensure their supplies.