PROVO — Longtime readers of the Daily Herald are in for a surprise this weekend — no Sunday paper. Instead, the paper is launching its new “Weekend Edition” which will combine Saturday and Sunday’s coverage.
The new edition will print on Saturdays and include Sunday’s ads, according to the newspaper.
All local coverage will still be available online.
“I’m very excited with the introduction of the Weekend Edition, one big weekend edition filled with great community content you have come to expect from the Daily Herald,” Scott Blonde, publisher of the newspaper said in an interview with the Herald.
The Standard-Examiner in Ogden is also owned by Wheeling, West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers.
The Daily Herald's decision was announced last Sunday, the last day it published a Sunday paper.
The change comes as newspapers across the nation face challenging times with the economic downturn due to the coronavirus, and many have had cutbacks and furloughs in spite of high demand for reporting on the pandemic.
However, an editor with responsibilities for both the Daily Herald and the Standard-Examiner did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether or not the removal of the Sunday paper was due to the recent economic downturn, or if the Standard is considering implementing similar weekend coverage.