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Roseville Press Tribune Newspaper Moves to Once a Week

The Gold Country Media newspaper will publish Friday instead of Wednesday and Saturday.

The Roseville Press Tribune, a newspaper covering Roseville and Granite Bay, announced today it would soon start publishing its print editions only once a week, instead of twice weekly.

Starting in July, the paper plans to start publishing one print edition per week every Friday. Currently, it publishes each Wednesday and Saturday. The final Saturday edition will run July 7. The first weekly issue will print Friday, July 13, according to the newspaper's announcement on its website.

Curious minds might want to know: Why the change?

Roseville Press Tribune Publisher Kelly Leibold said they think the change will be better for readers and advertisers, according to the announcement. It will also increase circulation. The change is not because of declining advertising or circulation, according to the announcement.

The also announced plans for a website redesign in the next few weeks.

What do you think of this change? Tell us in the comment section below.

Franklin June 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM
This is kind of sad. We need an area newspaper and turning the PT into a weekly makes it nothing more than a throw away paper (although there are reasons to have throw aways too). The PT used to be a daily paper that included even national news. It has slowly regressed over the years to this. I'd assume some employees are going to get laid off. We just renewed our subscription to the PT, and the charge was based on two papers a week. I think this change is significant for Patch, however. Right now the PT's web site is better than Roseville Patch (no offense, but it's better). If the PT didn't lay off reporters, then they still have the personnel to cover more stories than Roseville Patch. Patch can overcome this by trying to get more "citizen" coverage. For example, encourage high school journalism students to submit stories.
Lauren Gibbs June 18, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Franklin, I agree that "citizen" coverage is important and it's always something I'm working on having more of on Roseville Patch. If you'd like to help with our "citizen" coverage by blogging on the site or contributing, let me know! Just curious about why you think their website is better. Have any suggestions of what you'd like to see improve on Roseville Patch's website?

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