Beginning next week, the Clinton (Iowa) Herald will publish printed editions three days a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The first Wednesday without a print edition will be May 13; the first Friday without will be May 15.
In a column to readers, Publishersaid: "While we will no longer publish Wednesday and Friday print editions of the paper, on those two days of the week we will produce a four-page electronic edition on our E-Paper digital platform that is accessible to newspaper subscribers via the website and the Clinton Herald app."
He cited the sudden and drastic impact that COVID-19 has had on the paper and on a newspaper industry already under duress. "The majority of our revenue comes from advertising by local businesses, which are also suffering — many of them closed altogether — at this difficult time. As a result, we have made some hard decisions to preserve our sustainability now and in the future."