LEADER will shift to 5-day publication schedule

Published 6:53 pm Friday, June 18, 2010

To meet the challenges of the current economy, The DAILY LEADERwill be adjusting its publication schedule from the current sixdays a week to five days by eliminating the newspaper’s Mondayedition. The change will be effective July 1.

“We are in a changing environment that requires us to makeadjustments to produce the best newspaper possible for our readersand advertisers,” DAILY LEADER Publisher Bill Jacobs said in makingthe announcement to the newspaper’s staff Thursday.

The newspaper will continue to publish Tuesday through Fridayafternoons and Sunday morning.

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“Making this change will allow us to relieve a great deal of stressa six-day newspaper brings and allow us to concentrate our effortson providing a better, stronger newspaper,” Jacobs added.

The monthly subscription cost of The DAILY LEADER will remain at$10; however, current subscribers who have paid their subscriptionin advance to the newspaper office will be credited the differencein the lost publishing day for the remainder of their subscriptionterm. Subscribers will not need to contact the newspaper office, asthe extension will be handled automatically.

“Since adding the Sunday edition in 1995, the Monday edition hasalways been a stretch to our resources,” Jacobs said. “As theeconomy soured in the past few years, it became harder tofinancially justify the Monday edition and thus the decision tochange our publication schedule.

“We survived the economic storm of the past year and a halfremarkably well, and expect to do so for many years to come,” hecontinued.

Jacobs said the newspaper will continue doing what its does best:keeping the area informed about the people and events aroundus.

“We hope our readers will understand and we think they will,”Jacobs said about the upcoming change. “Other than the publicationchange, we are still the same locally owned newspaper we havealways been, printed here in Brookhaven, on our own color presses,edited, produced and distributed by approximately 75 very dedicatedlocal individuals, who all call this area their home.”