The Post-Journal Set To Debut New Edition: The Weekender

Saturday, Aug. 31, will mark a new chapter for The Post-Journal as readers will experience a brand-new edition called The Weekender.

Starting Aug. 31, The Post-Journal will debut an enhanced weekend edition with everything you look forward to in both your Saturday and Sunday newspapers. The Weekender edition will be delivered to home delivery subscribers, stores and vending machines on Saturday morning and continue to be available in vending machines and stores on Sundays.

For 193 years, The Post-Journal has been the region’s leading news-gathering organization, focusing on the daily events and breaking news that happens in southern Chautauqua County and portions of Cattaraugus County in our print edition, e-edition and post-journal.com, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Our commitment to the local community is to continue to produce stories on people you know who are doing interesting things, to keep you abreast of breaking news and provide information from police, courts and local governments. Our editorial page will continue to start the discussion on local and regional issues that matter to you.

The Weekend Edition will build on that commitment. It will include our full-color weekend comics, an enhanced weather page and our large weekend classified advertising listings. By combining all of your favorite features from Saturday’s and Sunday’s editions into one day, and by reporting on the issues that matter the most to you, along with more local content from readers through Letters to the Editor and guest columnist submissions, we will provide an edition full of news, sports and lifestyles.

“We are very pleased to build and deliver a new enhanced weekend edition to our readers,” said Michael Bird, Post-Journal publisher. “This is another example of our commitment to deliver to this community like we have for almost two centuries. No other entity supports local businesses as we do through effective and affordable advertising initiatives. Our numerous editorials over the last two years urging readers to shop locally reflected the dedication we have to helping local businesses thrive. We will continue that support in the new Weekender Edition.”

Our online edition also will continue to be a source of enhanced information. News and sports events that happen Saturdays will be available through our web site and app throughout the weekend. Readers looking to stay up on the latest daily headlines and breaking news also can sign up for our online newsletters at our website.

The Weekend Edition also will contain all of your favorite Sunday advertising inserts and specials a day earlier, which will allow readers to better plan their weekend shopping trips. Subscription rates will not increase.

Those with questions or comments are invited to reach out to Bird at mbird@post-journal.com or by calling 487-1111, ext. 201.

“I am happy to talk to our readers anytime,” Bird said. “It’s always a pleasure to hear from community members. Our staff and independent contract carriers are excited for this enhanced weekend edition and look forward to another 193 years of providing local news and sports in print and online.”