Your Sunday newspaper? Watch for it in Saturday’s mail.

Facing issues of cost and staffing, newspapers are shutting down their carrier force and shifting to all-postal delivery


Since the end of the pandemic, newspapers have struggled to find enough carriers to throw print editions onto driveways. Pay increases and signing bonuses haven’t really worked. Now a new solution is taking root at smaller papers that is likely to spread up to larger ones:

Abandon carrier delivery and turn the job over to the U.S. Postal Service.

Since 2022, Gannett has transitioned more than 70 markets from carrier delivery to the USPS, spokesperson Lark-Marie Anton told me by email, with more on the way through 2024.

The trend is cascading through mid-sized groups and non-chain papers as well.

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