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Seattle area McClatchy newspapers move to printing just 3 days per week

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The McClatchy Media Network is planning a digital transformation for two of its regional newspapers to better align with how readers are getting their news in 2024.

In a statement published by the Tacoma News Tribune and The Olympian last week, both news outlets said they’ll move to a digital-first news format, and only provide print versions of their papers three days a week, every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday starting May 6. The digital versions of the papers will be called eEditions and will include websites and mobile apps.

In January, the McClatchy-owned Bellingham Herald also moved to a more digitally-focused format, printing just twice a week to better serve the growing number of people using their phones or other smart devices to consume news.

According to a 2023 Pew Research study, 86% percent of adults in the U.S. get their news from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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