Columbia Missourian will drop Monday, free Saturday editions

In an effort to cut costs by an estimated $350,000 a year, publication of the School of Journalism’s daily newspaper is being cut by two days.
MU Provost Brian Foster announced the Columbia Missourian would eliminate its free Saturday edition, which is delivered to about 40,000 households, and the Monday edition.
General manager Dan Potter said dropping the Saturday issue, which began less than two years ago, would account for most of the savings. Changes are expected to be made in February.
The Missourian receives about $250,000 a year from a laboratory fee paid by students. The paper has had a deficit of more than $1 million in the past two years.
The university covers losses incurred by the newspaper.
Administrators and the newspaper staff have worked to find a solution to The Missourian’s financial distress. During their work, response from alumni and students indicated they wanted to keep a printed version of the Missourian.
Last fall the newspaper observed the 100th anniversary of its founding along with the School of Journalism.

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