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More Newspapers Cutting Back to Three Days a Week

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/WGGB) — The daily newspaper in Pennsylvania’s capital city and a sister paper in Syracuse, N.Y., are switching to a three-days-a-week publication schedule in January.

John Kirkpatrick, publisher of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, says the change will be accompanied by an expansion of around-the-clock news coverage online. The paper will continue to publish on Sundays, while the other two days have not been determined.

At the Post-Standard of Syracuse, editor and publisher Stephen Rogers told employees that newspapers’ economic model has become unviable. The Post-Standard will publish on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Both newspapers are owned by Advance Publications Inc. which also owns The Republican and MassLive.com. We have a call out to the company to see if anything similar is planned in Western Mass.

Four other Advance newspapers said in June that they were switching to three-times-a-week publication.

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