Times-Tribune adjusting with readership, changing publication cycle

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Beginning May 21, the Times-Tribune of Corbin, Ky., will change its publication cycle from Monday through Saturday to Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Publisher Bill Hanson announced the change in a column recently in which he noted that that staff has seen significant changes in how and where people obtain news and information, even compared to just a few years ago.

"Our readership remains strong," he said, "but our audience now accesses our content on multiple platforms such as print, online, social media and mobile, including our own Times-Tribune app."

He said it's "time for us to adjust to reflect that trend."

Hanson said, "The reduction of two print editions, however, won't mean readers will miss out on the news. We'll be moving content those days – and the rest of the week – in a timely fashion on our digital platforms. And popular features that have been published on Mondays and Thursdays will find a home on other publishing days.

"Readers can be confident that we intend to maintain our status as the leading provider of news and information in the Tri-County."

Hanson said, "As a 35-year veteran newspaperman, I love the printed newspaper as much as anyone. Frankly, there is nothing that will ever replace the feel of a physical newspaper in your hands over morning coffee.

"Rest assured, this change is not the first step in the elimination of your Times-Tribune."

He added: "This change will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint by operating our machinery less, and to use less newsprint and ink. We'll realize a cost-savings, too, and extend the life of our equipment – and that's important to the health of any business."

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