SNMG: Northern Nevada newspapers reducing print editions
July 5, 2018
CARSON CITY, Nev. — In an effort to keep up with our readers' changing news habits, and to position ourselves to take better advantage of new opportunities that are emerging throughout the area, Sierra Nevada Media Group on July 2 announced changes to our media operations in Northern Nevada.
Effective Monday, July 16, our new publishing schedule will be as follows:
• The Nevada Appeal moves from 6 days to 2 days (Wednesday and Saturday)
• The Tahoe Tribune shifts from 3 days to 1 day (Friday)
• The Record-Courier changes from 3 days to 2 days (Thursday and Saturday)
• The Lahontan Valley News adjusts from 2 days to 1 day (Wednesday mail delivery)
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This new schedule allows us to serve the communities we currently do by printing five days a week — covering the entire area with the same resources it takes to produce one daily.
While we'll change the number of days we publish in print, we'll be publishing online with regularity.
"We don't measure our wellbeing in the number of times we print per week. We measure it in how well and often we produce timely news that serves our communities," said Brooke Warner, Sierra Nevada Media Group general manager. "Our online properties, mobile apps and social media, are dynamic and are updated regularly. We still love paper, and offer it for those who are attached to that rhythm. But we do our jobs in moment-to-moment increments, keeping up with the speed of modern life and all of our consumers' expectations and appetites."
Additionally, recent tariffs on newsprint and the associated production costs — not to mention the impact of the paper on our landfills — have all gone into our decision to restructure for further savings.
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Sierra Nevada Media Group, owned by Swift Communications, is the parent company of the Northern Nevada Business View, as well as The Record-Courier, Nevada Appeal, Tahoe Tribune and Lahontan Valley News.