The Washington Post will print Book World—its stand-alone Sunday section—for the last time Feb. 15 and shuffle its reviews into other newspaper sections to cut costs, the New York Times reports. Book World will remain intact online, run by a previously downsized staff. The closure comes amid a wave of cost-cutting measures throughout the newspaper industry.
"Of course it's disappointing," the section's deputy editor tells Howard Kurtz of the Post. "It's nice to have a separate section with big display and a big shout-out to what the most important book is. But it's not worth gnashing our teeth about too much." Declining ad revenue—the section is much smaller than the Times' review supplement—has fueled rumors of its demise for years, Kurtz notes.