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Fresno, Modesto Bees to cease Saturday print editions

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  2. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    I get the feeling this will happen at many, many places in the next 1-2 years. I fully expect my shop to move to 5 days a week by the end of 2021 even though we're a daily publication right now.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Remember "hyper-local"? Publishing the stuff nobody could get anywhere else? To me - that's preps coverage. Of course, the current generation of kids probably have parents that didn't grow up with newspapers at the kitchen table either.
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  4. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    You can be hyper-local and cover stuff no one else does without having a Saturday print edition.
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  5. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    He's right though. No medium sized papers or larger or anybody that's had significant cuts in staff are covering high schools. Obvious exceptions are newspapers without pro teams nearby, etc. Those newspaper fishwraps actually will probably last longer than the papers that abandoned preps completely. The suits have no clue. At least praise Fredrick for pointing that out.
  6. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I know that Fresno and Modesto are printed in Sacramento. I would guess, Wichita, which went to six says a week, is published in Kansas City. It appears that Gannett is going to six days a week where they do not locally print.

    I wonder if Fort Worth and Miami would go to six days a week given the presence of metropolitan editors competitors that print seven days a week.
  7. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    The State in Columbia is dropping its Saturday print edition effective Jan. 25.
  8. Danwriter

    Danwriter Member

    What I've noticed is more local television news covering HS football at 6 and 10 on Fridays, at least (or perhaps especially) in the South. If I'm 15 and playing ball, I'd rather see my team on television Friday than in the paper the next day.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    The local NBC/ABC affiliate here has "High School Playbook Blitz" on Friday nights as part of the 11 p.m. newscast. Regular news segment to open the show, weather moved to second segment and the rest of the show is highlights of just about every team in their broadcast region. Imagine it's the same in a lot of markets.
  10. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Active Member

    As does FOX40 with "Final Quarter."
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Local Fox affiliate does this here in Boston, where interest in high school football is, to be kind, patchy. There are big Catholic powerhouses, and Everett could be in Alabama for how the town (city here) is behind it, but otherwise, nobody cares except players, students and parents. Which is as it should be.
  12. Situation

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