Salisbury Post reduces print schedule amid newsprint tariffs
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Amid rising costs associated with new tariffs, a North Carolina community newspaper has announced a reduction in its print schedule.
The Salisbury Post will print five days a week starting Aug. 11, ceasing print publication on Mondays and Saturdays. The newspaper says its Monday and Saturday print editions were its least profitable.
Post Publisher Greg Anderson says the changes will allow staffers “to focus on producing a quality community print newspaper on the days readers and advertisers have shown matter to them most.” He’s also signaled a shift in focus to digital products.
The newspaper says it has experienced a nearly 30 percent increase in materials cost, and newsprint prices are expected to keep increasing. Tariffs have also affected the price of aluminum plates used to print the paper.
Information from: Salisbury Post, http://www.salisburypost.com