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NEW ORLEANS After slashing its newspaper printing to three days a week in late 2012, the Times-Picayune is beefing up its printing, according to a post the paper's website Nola.com.

Part of the new printing plan is a new publication, TPStreet, a three-day a week paper 'focusing on breaking news, sports and entertainment,' which 'will appear in a tab-size format, publishing on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays,' said Jim Amoss, editor for the Times-Picayune, in the Nola.com article.

TPStreet will cost 75 cents and only be available for street sale in the metro area, as opposed to home delivery. The paper will continue to only offer home delivery on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The Times-Picayune changes, which also include the publishing of a free weekly Baton Rouge publication, come just a month or so before the Advocate newspaper will change hands, and come under the ownership of NewOrleans businessman John Georges. The Advocate ownership change is expected to bring an even stronger presence in the city for that newspaper.

The following is the new publishing plan for the Times-Picayune, announced Tuesday:

  • Monday TPStreet, only for street sale. 75 cents. Available to subscribers in e-edition.
  • Tuesday TPStreet, only for street sale. 75 cents. Available to subscribers in e-edition.
  • Wednesday The Times-Picayune, home delivered and for street sale, containing the full lineup of news, sports, editorial pages and entertainment features. 75 cents. Available to subscribers in e-edition.
  • Thursday TPStreet, only for street sale. 75 cents. Available to subscribers in e-edition.
  • Friday The Times-Picayune, home delivered and for street sale, containing full lineup of news, editorials, entertainment features and sports, plus Lagniappe and Inside/Out. 75 cents. Available to subscribers in e-edition.
  • Saturday Early Edition of the Sunday Times-Picayune, with Sunday features, distinct breaking news and sports content, advertising inserts and coupons. Only for street sale. $2. Available to subscribers in e-edition.
  • Sunday The Times-Picayune. Full Sunday package and special Sunday-only news features, as well as full lineup of news and entertainment features, expanded sports and editorials, advertising inserts and coupons. Home delivered and for street sale. $2. Available to subscribers in e-edition.

'In TPStreet, we sought to develop a publication that would address our single-copy readers and also respond to a repeated request from our home-delivery subscribers for a front-to-back newspaper reading experience in the e-edition on days we don't offer home delivery,' said Ricky Mathews, Times-Picayune president and publisher.

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