2008: A year of bad news for news

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | 12:00 p.m. CST; updated 9:34 p.m. CST, Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Suffering the nationwide trend in declining circulation of newspapers, the Missourian’s decision to reduce its print editions to five days a week, dropping the Saturday and Monday publications, is more troubling than the mere disappointment factor incurred. Nevertheless, losing those editions is far less damaging than the proposed alternatives – cutting back to two publication dates or a partnership with another newspaper.