Portland Tribune setting up paywall, cuts paper to weekly

December 22, 2019 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Tribune is setting up a paywall for its content and will scale back its print edition to one day a week.

Mark Garber, president of Pamplin Media Group, announced the changes effective January 1.

The 20-year-old paper said it will keep the same staff members on board and promised “a beefed-up Thursday newspaper.”

And it made a plea for readers to subscribe for print or online access.

Garber said in a statement posted Thursday online that the company was reacting to “continuing waves of change” in the print journalism industry.

“This isn’t a plea to preserve newspapers, or even the Pamplin Media Group. Rather, it’s an appeal to help fund community journalism,” Garber wrote.