Two executives arrive from Ann Arbor, where the newspaper company first experimented with killing off print editions and migrating to the web.
“We did not make these changes out of desperation — we have a very strong operation in New Orleans — but we face tremendous challenges in terms of both revenue and the 24 hour news cycle,” said Newhouse. “We needed to make a plan for the long-term and not sit still for a spiral of losses and cutbacks.”
Thousands and thousands of Times-Picayune readers do not have easy access to the Internet or the wherewithal to read the paper electronically. These are the people who your newspaper was designed to help -- and they have loyally read it each day until their own name appeared in the death notices. Your paper championed their cause. These are the people who may miss your daily newspaper the most.(7)