GateHouse Media has already eliminated Monday editions at two of its Illinois properties, according a story posted today on the Editor & Publisher website:
Eliminating Monday is becoming something of a trend, especially among smaller-size papers like the 10,200-circulation Dispatch.
Two small GateHouse Media Inc. dailies in Illinois last month stopped publishing Monday. Newsprint costs that are up 45% from last year plus rising gasoline costs convinced the 3,100-circulation Daily Review Atlas in Monmouth, Ill., to make the move, General Manager Tony Scott said in a note to readers. The nearby Kewanee (Ill.) Star Courier also dropped Mondays.