Responding to continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption, the Tallahassee Democrat is announcing a change in its print delivery beginning March 26.
The Tallahassee Democrat will no longer print or deliver a Saturday edition. Instead, we will provide subscribers with a full digital e-Edition 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.
Due to our new printing site in Gainesville, we are also reconfiguring the paper to add an additional national news section with in-depth reports from the USA TODAY NETWORK on politics, business and other national topics.
Editor William Hatfield said the Democrat’s commitment to local news continues even as the platforms on which people consume news evolve.
“Our print newspapers remain a key part of our strategy, but we must always adapt to subscriber and advertising trends,” said Hatfield. “What began as a weekly newspaper serving the community in 1905 has transformed to now include a 24/7 website and mobile app frequented by more than 1.3 million visitors each month – as well as social media platforms, multimedia news coverage, a data site, and so much more.”
The e-Edition, a popular feature among subscribers, is viewed about 3.8 million times each month with an average read time of 17 minutes and 39 seconds.
The Saturday e-Edition will have the same look and news as what would be in 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…ReadMore…