Effective June 1, The Valdosta (Georgia) Daily Times will begin a four-day-a-week publishing schedule, discontinuing the Thursday and Saturday printed editions. The Daily Times will continue publication of the Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday printed editions for subscribers and single copy outlets.
Jeff Masters, publisher, and Jim Zachary, editor, also announced on Wednesday that the paper will revamp its delivery method and begin delivering the newspaper through the U.S. Postal Service. Readers will receive the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday newspaper on the same day as normal and the Sunday paper will be delivered Saturday, all delivered to mailboxes by the U.S. Postal Service.
"The virus crisis has had a significant impact on The Valdosta Daily Times because most of our revenue comes from local businesses, which are also suffering at this difficult time," they said in a column to readers.
"Discontinuing two publication days will allow us to focus our resources on printing more local news in the paper on the other four days and provide continued daily coverage online."