The Times-Picayune was the most prominent example of a daily newspaper cutting print and home-delivery days. But as part of a big bet on football, it’s bringing Mondays back to subscribers — at least for the fall.
“Timchenko and Krasilshchik decided to move to the Latvian capital Riga, where on Monday, together with several dozen other Russian journalists, they unveiled Meduza (Russian for “jellyfish”), a news website that will be oriented toward Russian audiences but will operate outside the reach of the Russian state…Meduza says it will attempt to circumvent government control of the Internet by relying on smartphone apps, which are more difficult to block.”
The two apps were part of the paper’s plan to increase digital subscribers through smaller, targeted offerings. Now, with staff cutbacks on the way, one app is being shuttered and the other is being adjusted.