According to the president of Pressmart, several publishers are evaluating the concept of replacing printed editions of newspapers with digital editions on alternating days of the week. While his comments may seem a little self-serving --- Pressmart is, after all, a company that provides the service of digital delivery of content --- what he says isn't all that surprising.
If the newspaper business were starting all over again, knowing what it knows about consumption and revenue, it likely wouldn't publish every day but have a technical facsimile to hold the market on certain days. The pattern of delivery, and the expectation consumers have about that delivery, makes disruption of service that much more difficult. But in the U.S., in particular, the difficult times are calling for these sorts of moves.