Sunday, January 16, 2022

The Death Spiral Continues

 The Clarion-Ledger will cease its Saturday edition.  The state newspaper reported: 

Responding to continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption, the Clarion Ledger is announcing a change in print delivery frequency beginning March 26.

The Clarion Ledger will cease home delivery on Saturdays but will provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, filled with local news, advertising and features such as comics and puzzles. The new model means subscribers will get newspapers delivered to their home six days a week, with a digital newspaper available every day.

The move affects most news organizations across the country in the USA TODAY Network that currently deliver newspapers seven days a week.

“Subscriber and advertising trends have dictated a change in how we share our news, but they should not be any indication that our commitment to bringing you that news has changed,” said Marlon A. Walker, Clarion Ledger executive editor. “I started my career as a journalist writing stories that were posted to the web. We now share our news on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, through a mobile app in addition to that digital site, and more.”

The Saturday digital replica, the e-Edition, will continue to have the same look and news as the printed newspaper. The digital format also has additional features, such as the ability to clip and share articles with friends and family and adjust the text size.....


Anonymous said...

The new Saturday digital edition “ filled with local news”. Sure. The other six days haven’t had local news for years.

Krusatyr said...

CL's USA Today format is bolshevik agit prop whether print or digital.

At least JFP is forthright in its fisted Marxist promotion.

Anonymous said...

The CL didn't print for 3 days over Thanksgiving & another 3 days during Christmas. Now it's discontinuing Saturday editions. Less news, less often for the same monthly subscription rate.
Count me out.

Anonymous said...

Clarion Ledger is garbage. Just like Mississippi Today.

“Journalists” who wrote for places like Mother Jones.

Liberal douchebags.

Anonymous said...

Thought your tile applied to the murder rate in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure why anyone is surprised. Who reads the CL? White people. Who does the CL blame all of the CoJ problems on? White people. I wouldn't continue a subscription either when all the publication does is blame me for someone else's problems.

Anonymous said...

I quit the CL in 2005

MeNot KNOWNas said...

Why subscribe when you can go by a local abandoned property and pickup as many copies as you want?

Anonymous said...

While digital news certainly contributed the insulting hubris of the CL toward its target audience accelerated the decline.

Will local TV broadcast learn from this error? It doesn't look like it. I know few people who watch local news.

Bird Cage Liner said...

My cockatiels are very unhappy. I guess they will have to be happy with USA Today or the NY Times.

Anonymous said...

The Ledger needs to fold like a cheap suit!

Anonymous said...

Gadfly, you don’t have to approve my comments when I know you still read them

Anonymous said...

But hey if you want to work a puzzle use your own paper & ink.

Anonymous said...

I knew when the Jackson Airport stopped selling the C-L, it was over.

Anonymous said...

Quote - "Responding to continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption, the Clarion Ledger is announcing a change in print delivery frequency beginning March 26."

Here, let me fix this opening paragraph for them - Responding to the fact that what they put out is pure crap, the Clarion Ledger is announcing a change in print delivery frequency beginning March 26.

Anonymous said...

Serious Inquiry Here: I subscribe to the digital paper. I think it started at 99 cent per month and now it's about six bucks a month. I want to stop that but have had no luck learning how to stop the subscription. Can someone reading this please tell me how to stop it?

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha @ “Gadfly.”

Anonymous said...

Gadfly, you don’t have to approve my comments when I know you still read them

So that brings you some sort of perverse pleasure?

Anonymous said...

The biggest benefit of my CL print subscription is that I donate the newspapers to the local animal shelter - it uses them to line the pens & enclosures of the dogs & cats available for adoption.

Anonymous said...

Since I had a few minutes during my afternoon constitutional, I thought I would see what is actually IN today's print edition. I found one big reason the CL is in a nose dive, on the 18 pages, there are exactly FIVE ads... Fresh Market, Hearing Aid, 2 walk in tubs and the Zoomer battery powered wheel chair (not counting the 8 classified ads and legal notices). It's rather obvious the one demographic their ads are targeting but what the hell is the AD-vertising manager even doing? The Northside Sun is FULL of local ads which get eyeballs only once a week. What a pathetic organization and no wonder the subscription price is freaking $800

Anonymous said...

Dude Wipes are much more pleasant than the CL.

Plus, I don't have to look at the cover with a perpetual victim on display.

Anonymous said...

The Shoe Station ads on Sunday are to die for.

Anonymous said...

The only reason we keep home delivery is that the dog loves to retrieve it. That’s about all it’s good for.

Anonymous said...

Here's a headline from the Sat., Jan. 16 edition: "New FedEx center at could bring 200 new jobs" - makes no sense, but whatever.

Anonymous said...

Even after I stopped subscribing I used to love getting the Sunday paper and reading through every section.
It kept shrinking while the price kept going up, and eventually I lost interest.
I missed it for awhile, but I hardly even think about it anymore. The Clarion Ledger was once something that was valuable to our state, but it died years ago. It is sadly inevitable that the plug will be pulled soon enough.

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