Tuscaloosa News to halt Saturday print edition, expand access to USA Today Network e-Editions – Tuscaloosa Magazine

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Responding to continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption, The Tuscaloosa News is announcing a change in print delivery frequency beginning March 26.
The Tuscaloosa News will cease home delivery on Saturdays but instead will provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, filled with local news, advertising and features such as comics and puzzles. The new model means subscribers will get newspapers delivered to their home six days a week, with a digital newspaper available every day.
“We are still committed to being West Alabama’s source for news and sports, but more and more readers receive our coverage through our website, social media and other online outlets,” said Ken Roberts, editor of The Tuscaloosa News. “So while subscriber and advertising trends have made this change necessary, we will still be on our subscribers’ doorsteps six days a week.”
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The Saturday digital replica, or e-Edition, will have the same look and news as the printed newspaper. The digital format also has some additional features, such as the ability to clip and share articles with friends and family and adjust the text size.
“Come this fall when Alabama returns to the football field, the Saturday e-Edition will give us unlimited space for our popular Gameday section,” Roberts said. “We’ll also get later breaking national and sports news in that e-Edition.”
In addition, subscribers of The Tuscaloosa News will now have access to the USA TODAY Network’s full suite of e-Editions across the country, as well as ad-free access to the USA TODAY Crossword puzzle. The Tuscaloosa News is part of the USA TODAY Network, and the change being announced today also is taking place at numerous other publications in the network.
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All print subscribers of The Tuscaloosa News have full digital access, meaning they have the ability to read news updates throughout the day, subscriber-only stories and video and audio features, among other benefits. Subscribers also have 24/7 access to obituaries, legal notices, and classifieds on our website.
News and sales staffing at The Tuscaloosa News will not change. However, those staffs will be even better aligned toward digital news delivery.
Delivery times for the other days of the week will remain unchanged.
Anyone with questions about the change can access their account at www.tuscaloosanews.com or call customer service at 205-752-3701.


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