Sunday, March 16, 2008

Press Herald Goes on a Diet

Jeannine Guttman, the editor of the Portland Press Herald, wrote a column in which she outlined the cost-saving changes the paper will be making:
  • The Monday and Saturday editions will feature only two sections. Section 'A' will feature local, national, and international news; business; and editorials and op-eds. And Section 'B' will contain sports and lifestyles articles.
  • The iHerald and Monday Magazine sections will be scrapped. However, you'll be able to find iHerald online, and Justin Ellis's youthful column will be moved to the first page of the Monday edition.
  • The Maine Life section has been scrapped from the Sunday paper, and the Insight and Business sections of the Sunday paper will be merged.
  • Wire reports from the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor have been dropped, leaving the Associated Press and the McClatcheyTribune Information Services as the only wire services from which the paper will draw.

Al Diamon reported earlier this week that the price of the daily paper would be increased to 75 cents in April, (it's currently 60 cents) but Guttman didn't address the cost of the paper in her column.

- John C.L. Morgan

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