The dynamics of the Sunday paper have changed
I agree that the loss of the Sunday paper is sad and perhaps a sign of these, the modern times. With more content available online, several newspapers are cutting print production. In fact, some newspapers only have three print editions. Some, like the Youngstown Vindicator, closed after 150 years and went out of business.
The dynamics of the Sunday paper have changed. For the most part, gone are the days of sitting back on Sunday morning and reading from cover to cover. The Sunday paper is filled with features, but sadly, our attention spans can’t handle the long stories anymore. People have too many distractions. They have e-mail, texting, Facebook, and let’s face it, most of us can’t go five minutes without checking their phones. All of this leads to less time to read that Sunday paper and in some cases, the paper never gets touched.
As long as the weekend Leader-Herald includes some of the Sunday features that distinguish it from the weekday editions, I think a six day per week run can work and work well.
Good luck to the Leader-Herald. Small towns like Gloversville and Johnstown need a good local paper that watches out for its citizens. The Leader-Herald has done this for years; let’s hope it continues for many more years.
Delmar, Albany County