Wyoming Tribune Eagle to eliminate Tuesday print publication
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Citing financial pressures challenging the news industry — pressures aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic — the Wyoming Tribune Eagle said Friday it is eliminating a second day from its newspaper printing cycle.
The Tribune Eagle said that starting June 2, it will no longer be printing and delivering a Tuesday edition. It said its news coverage will still be accessible online at WyomingNews.com and WyoSports.net, as well as its WyoNews app for Android and Apple devices and on social media.
“While this was a difficult decision to make, we believe readers ultimately judge a local newspaper not by its frequency, but its content and presentation,” the Tribune Eagle said. “To that end, many newspapers like ours are prioritizing relevant coverage over the method of delivery in an effort to retain a quality newsroom.”
In October 2018, the Tribune Eagle stopped publishing Mondays. It cited increasing production costs, including higher costs for paper.
Before the onset of the coronavirus, the journalism industry — and newspapers in particular — faced declining advertising revenue as readers increasingly got their news online, where ad rates are a small fraction of what they are on the printed page.
With many nonessential businesses forced to close or scale down during the pandemic, advertising revenues have cratered even further, forcing many news publications to cut jobs, hours and pay, drop print editions or even shut down entirely.