Capitol Weekly, California’s only newspaper devoted solely to politics and governance, has suspended its print edition, effective Thursday, Jan. 19.
“This step, an essential element of the reorganization of our company, was prompted by challenging economic times coupled with the need for new technologies to expand our company’s online, social media and electronic communication capabilities. At the same time, we will also continue to produce our other Capitol Weekly initiatives, including our CW Conference series, special events (CW Top 100),our television show ( Politics On Tap) and CW’s California Political Ad Placement Network,” said Publisher Arnold York.
The online version of Capitol Weekly at www.capitolweekly.net will continue.
“This is a big step for us and a sad one too. While we are committed print journalists, the economy, changing readership habits and increasing demand for speed and access have required us to take a hard look at how to best meet today’s needs of our readers and advertisers and allocate our resources accordingly.”
The newspaper, founded in 1988 as a publication for state employment listings, was purchased in 2005 by Arnold and Karen York of
Capitol Weekly also provides The Roundup, CW’s accompanying daily blog sent via email five days a week and available online at www.capitolbasement.com.