eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Local

Harrisburg Loses Its Daily Paper As ‘Patriot-News’ Goes To 3 Days a Week

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By Tony Romeo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania’s capital city will soon join the ranks of other cities that no longer have a daily newspaper.

Along with some of its other papers including those in New Orleans and Syracuse, Advance Publications has announced that its Harrisburg newspaper, the Patriot-News, will begin publishing a print version only three days a week.

The word comes as the City of Harrisburg struggles to avoid bankruptcy.

Among the folks who said they will miss the daily print version was William Lynch, the court-appointed receiver for the city.

“I don’t know whether it’s vital to the city’s fiscal recovery, but it’s a nice thing, certainly, to have a daily paper,” he told KYW Newsradio today.

In an on-line story written by Sara Ganim, who earlier this year won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, describes the move by the Patriot-News to end the daily print version and focus instead on the Internet as being driven by innovation, not cost-cutting.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,017 other followers