The Star-Ledger, a seven-day staple for so many of us over the years, will eliminate the print version of the Saturday edition in 2024, the owners announced Thursday.
The final Saturday print edition will be published on Dec. 30.
Sister publications the Times of Trenton and the South Jersey Times also will cease print publication on Saturdays at the end of year, but the Jersey Journal will not.
Despite the elimination of the Saturday print edition, digital e-newspapers will continue to be available to print subscribers at enewssl.nj.com, the paper’s leaders said.
“The decision to eliminate The Star-Ledger’s Saturday print edition was made after careful consideration,” Wes Turner, Advance Local executive who works with The Star-Ledger said — ironically — in a post on nj.com.
“With the continually decreasing revenue and circulation volumes of the Saturday print edition compared to the resources and costs to produce, this change allows us to align our manufacturing resources on the remaining print editions.”
Steve Alessi, president of NJ Advance Media, which is part of Advance Local, said the challenges to print publication will not impact the size of the highly regarded NJ Advance Media newsroom.