The Detroit Free Press in what's clearly an act of desperation is considering no longer offer delivery except on the more profitable days of Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Detroit obviously faces special economic circumstances that aren't so severe elsewhere, however, declining circulation and fierce competition from electronic media are causing trouble for newspapers and their owners in many places.
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, circulation for 507 daily US newspapers fell 4.64 percent in the six months to September to 38.16 million copies from 40.02 million in the same period last year.
Only Gannett Co.'s USA Today and Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal bucked the trend, posting marginal gains of 0.01 percent in readership.
Is this it for newspapers, or just a symptom of bad economic times?