COMMENTARY: Missing Ink Hurts Communities

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 1:45 a.m.

Like the Times-Picayune at New Orleans, the Mobile, Ala., newspaper, part of the Alabama Media Group, became a non-daily as its owners went “digitalfirst.” AMG also includes newspapers at Birmingham and Huntsville. Instead of publishing dailies, they are collaborating on a Web site, al.com, which is really just a list of story links. And the change allowed them to lay off about 400 employees among the three newspapers.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 01/08/2013