Bye-bye to the New York Times Regional Weeklies?
If it turns out to be true, I'm sure it makes economic sense for the Times. But it's bad for the regions, which will be losing a kind of coverage the dailies don't provide -- namely the summing up of a month or two (or more) of news in one good long comprehensive story, often about an environmental issue.
I've been told that staff has been laid off and regular freelancers have been told they won't be needed any longer. The Times's plan, as I understand it,is to publish one weekly section covering all of New York's outer suburbs.