Times Herald's Parent Company Could Reduce Frequency of Daily Editions for Some Papers

Journal Register Company's CEO said the company would consider reducing print frequency of newspapers in certain markets.

The parent company of The Times Herald and several other daily and weekly newspapers in Montgomery County could reduce the frequency of some of its publications, the company's CEO said recently. 

According to Poynter.org, Journal Register Company, which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, could eliminate one or two daily print editions at some of its 20 daily newspapers.

CEO John Paton said he would consider the change for the newspapers which show strong advertising growth for online editions, but which also lack resources to produce seven quality daily papers each week.

In his blog, Paton has praised the New Orleans Times-Picayune plan to print only three days a week, but said for JRC the reduction might mean only eliminating one or two editions.

Paton noted that he's considering the reduction based on declining print revenues and increasing digital revenues.

Journal Register Company, which owns the Herald, The Pottstown Mercury, The Lansdale Reporter, The West Chester Daily Local and a number of weekly newspapers in the region, previously filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

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