Daily Paper Dumps Print Edition for Web

Move by 90-year-old Madison paper an omen for industry
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 28, 2008 4:56 AM CDT
A newspaper box for The Capital Times is seen outside the state Capitol Thursday, April 24, 2008, in Madison, Wis.    (AP Photo/Ryan Foley)
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(Newser) – In an ominous sign of the times for printed news, a struggling 90-year-old Wisconsin daily newspaper is shutting down its daily print operation, but will continue to exist online, the New York Times reports. Most of the 18,000 current subscribers of Madison's afternoon Capital Times are switching to the city's bigger daily.

 “We felt our audience was shrinking so that we were not relevant,” said the publisher of the progressive newspaper. “The general trend is happening everywhere.”