I found The Westport News story about discontinuing the Wednesday print edition to be self-serving and disingenuous.
I just paid $50 for a new print subscription. Will I be reimbursed $25 now that you have cut the frequency in half? And patronizing readers by calling attention to your website, trumpeting the 24/7 nature of news, etc., is illogical and makes little sense. I think most people know local websites exist.
I for one would have had a lot more respect for The Westport News if you would have simply stated that at least part of the reason for the discontinuation was that the parent company did not wish to spend the money printing and distributing the Wednesday edition. Suggesting that going online Wednesdays is a better option than receiving and reading the paper was a weak, transparent strategy.