Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Sat. ed saved

Reader and advertiser demand for the Belleville Intelligencer's Saturday edition has secured its future, the newspaper's publisher said today in a story by Luke Hendry.

The Intelligencer’s Saturday edition will continue thanks to overwhelming public demand, and both the Friday and Saturday editions will soon have expanded arts and sports sections, says John Knowles.

That is the positive attitude called for to weather this storm.

Knowles said dropping the Saturday edition "was only under consideration" by the newspaper’s managers, and public feedback made it clear one less paper a week wasn’t the answer.

"Our readers, and our advertisers too, have let us know they like the Saturday product,” said Knowles. “They want us to be six days a week.

“There’s a lot of things we were considering to weather the current economic storm but our first consideration has to be customer service.”

That excellent piece of news for the newspaper and its readers follows a local radio report Monday saying the Saturday edition would be toast as of April 25.

Other good news for Intell readers: Starting April 17, more Friday sports coverage and a larger arts section.

Standing by the Intelligencer, six days a week.


  1. Duh! If you're going to cut a paper, nail the Monday edition. Saturday? Hello?

  2. New post

    Sarnia Press Room CLOSING, moving to London

  3. The Saturday edition is currently printed in Peterborough.
    Canning it was probably part of the shuffling process - as Peterborough also printed the Lindsay Post, which moves to Islington next week.
    So far, only one pressman has been laid off (ad-making moved to Barrie in February) but the atmosphere... is one of borrowed time.

  4. Bigger sports, bigger arts... Canned copy?