For the last several years, print journalism has been a challenging environment and The Miami News-Record, which has evolved into a multimedia company as well, has adapted to both.

MIAMI– Beginning the week of April 16, the Miami News-Record will convert to a twice a week print publication.

“As the news business has evolved state and national news are more readily available, and it is not as critical that we publish a newspaper each day,” said Cheryl Franklin, Publisher. “However, it has never been more critical that we serve this community with news you will get nowhere else, about people you know and a town you love. That is our mission moving forward, we are hyper-local and will feature ONLY local news.”

Franklin said state issues or a national news item specifically impacting Miami or Ottawa County will still be featured but other than that, the focus will be on news that is relevant to local residents.

For the last several years, print journalism has been a challenging environment and The Miami News-Record, which has evolved into a multimedia company as well, has adapted to both.

“Our dedicated news and sports staff will continue to publish news from your community daily online at www.miamiok.com but beginning April 18 the print edition will be published twice a week,” Franklin said. “We will not publish an April 16 paper.”

The weekend edition will hit the newsstands first thing every Friday morning. Home delivery subscribers will receive the paper delivered with the daily mail. The second edition will publish on Tuesday.

“The Miami News-Record was first published 114 years ago in 1903 and is probably the oldest continuous businesses in the Miami area,” Franklin said. “As the media business has changed, The Miami News-Record has evolved into Miami News-Record Multimedia, which produces all hyper-local print news and digital content 24-7. We have maintained a physical presence in the market and continuously fund the largest local news gathering operation in Ottawa County.”

“We want to continue to tell the story of our community for generations to come. This change was a vital shift to allow us to continue that mission,” she said. “We are looking forward to the possibilities.”