Citizen Reducing Publication Days
Prince George, B.C.- The Prince George Citizen has been a fixture in Prince George for 100 years, and today announced it is cutting back on the days it publishes.
In a release issued moments ago, the paper announced it will only publish Tuesday to Saturday, eliminating its Monday edition. Publisher Colleen Sparrow says the Monday edition of the paper “has always been our smallest in terms of advertising revenue and for news.”
Even though the Monday edition is being eliminated, home delivery rates will not be reduced. In the statement Sparrow says “The cost of home delivery is only partly covered by subscription revenue, and the subscription price still represents a substantial discount off the cost of purchasing the paper at newsstands.”
The newspaper is also changing its flyer delivery business with flyers being assembled in Vancouver then trucked to P.G. for insertion “for free distribution with a new weekly Citizen publication for both subscribers and non-subscribers.”
The changes mean the Citizen has eliminated most of its mailroom department, and, according to the statement “changing hours of work in the pressroom and slightly reducing the size of its business office.”
The publication changes take effect February 15th.