The Cape Cod Times will change the print delivery frequency from March 5 in response to the rapid and continuing changes towards digital news consumption.
The Times will cease door-to-door delivery on Saturdays, but will instead provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, packed with local news, advertisements, and features like comics and puzzles. The new model means that subscribers will receive newspapers at home six days a week, with a digital newspaper available every day.
“This change will not diminish our strong commitment to providing our readers with relevant and impactful information about Cape Cod and the Islands,” said Anne Brennan, editor of The Times. “What has changed are the many ways people consume news, which continue to evolve. When I started at The Times many years ago, we were a print-only publication. Now we broadcast our news on our website, mobile phone app, social media. and other platforms. ”
“The Times print edition will remain a vital and important part of our information dissemination strategy, but we must also respond to advertising and subscriber trends,” she said.
The Saturday Digital Replica, or e-Edition, will look and feel the same as the printed newspaper. The digital format also has additional features, such as the ability to cut and share articles with friends and family and adjust the text size.
Additionally, Times subscribers will have access to the USA TODAY Network’s complete suite of electronic editions from publications across the country, as well as ad-free access to the USA TODAY crossword puzzle. The Times is part of the USA TODAY Network, and the change announced today is also happening in many other network publications.
All Times print subscribers have full digital access, meaning they have the ability to read throughout the day updates, subscriber-only articles, and video and audio features, between other advantages. Subscribers also have 24/7 access to obituaries, legal notices and classifieds on our website.
The Times news and sales staff will not change because of this. However, these teams will be even better aligned with delivering digital news.
Home delivery times for the other days of the week will remain unchanged.
“The Times is a vital part of the fabric of the Cape Cod community, providing news and information to our readers on everything from the local impact of the pandemic, water pollution and local taxes to restaurants. and local sports, ”said Brennan. “Now, more than ever, it’s essential to support local news with subscriptions and advertising.
Anyone with questions about the change can access their account at cm.capecodtimes.com/subscribe-manage/ or call customer service at 1-800-286-2233.