StarNews will discontinue the Saturday print publication; the digital newspaper will be available to subscribers

The Saturday Digital Replica, or e-Edition, will look and feel the same as the printed newspaper.

Responding to the rapid and ongoing changes towards digital news consumption, StarNews announces a change in the frequency of print delivery from March 12.

StarNews will cease door-to-door delivery on Saturdays, but instead provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, filled with local news, advertisements, and features like comics and puzzles. The new model means that subscribers will receive newspapers at home six days a week, with a digital newspaper available every day.

“The print newspaper was once the main source of information for everyone, but it’s just one of the platforms now,” said Pam Sander, editor-in-chief of StarNews. “We produce news all day for our website. We post the latest news as it happens. Our overall readership has never been higher, and our journalists and editors focus on content that is important to the community.

The Saturday Digital Replica, or e-Edition, will look and feel the same as the printed newspaper. The digital format also has additional features, such as the ability to cut and share articles with friends and family and adjust the text size.

In addition, StarNews subscribers will now have access to the full suite of electronic editions of the USA TODAY Network across the country, as well as ad-free access to the USA TODAY crossword puzzle. StarNews is part of the USA TODAY Network, and the change announced today is also happening in many other network publications.

All StarNews print subscribers have full digital access, which means they have the ability to read all-day updates, subscriber-only articles, and video and audio features, among other benefits. Subscribers also have 24/7 access to obituaries, legal notices and classifieds on our website.

StarNews’ news and sales staff will not change because of this. However, these teams will be even better aligned with delivering digital news.

The delivery times for the other days of the week will remain unchanged.

“Our print newspapers remain a vital and important part of our strategy, but we are making a change this year in response to subscriber and advertising trends,” said Sander.

Anyone with questions about the change can access their account at https://help.starnewsonline.com/subscription-services or call customer service at 910-343-2391.

This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: StarNews stops Saturday print publication and offers digital edition