Venerable Newspaper to Print Just Three Days a Week

NEW ORLEANS—The Times-Picayune, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected newspapers, announced it will be dropping its daily circulation after 175 years and has plans to issue three print editions per week beginning this fall, according to The Associated Press. It is the largest metro newspaper to drop daily circulation.

NOLA Media Group has been formed to oversee the newspaper and its affiliated Website, The paper is owned by Advance Publications, which has other properties that will switch to publishing three days per week—including Alabama titles The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Press-Register of Mobile.

Another paper in the Advance chain, Michigan’s Ann Arbor News, dropped its print edition and switched to an online-only format.