If you are of a certain age, I'm sure you remember when it was so important to go outside and get the morning newspaper. Perhaps delivering newspapers was one of your first jobs or a source of extra income. In an effort to lead readers to their online version for more immediate news, the Courier & Press is ending the paper route tradition in Evansville, Indiana.

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The way that we get news has changed so much in the past several years. We need to have the latest information about accidents, crime, and local events. That sort of timely information can't wait until the next morning. So, many traditional newspaper publishers have switched to digital subscriptions. This eliminates the need for the job of a newspaper delivery person or paper boy as they were known back in the day.


Cool Off the Presses

The Courier & Press will still offer a printed newspaper, but the features will be different than what subscribers are used to. The way it will be delivered is also different.

  • The stories in the print version will be more community-focused. The information will be more long-form than digital stories.
  • Subscribers to the newspaper will receive their copy from the United States Post Office.
  • This switch will begin on July 15, 2024.


Bittersweet Ending

Even when I didn't get a newspaper, my Nana would clip stories that she thought I might like and send them to me. I have found random black-and-white snips of paper tucked away in books, and it makes me think of her. I also remember when I could afford to subscribe to the Sunday paper! That was a big deal since people would notoriously steal the ads and coupons at the store. This shift is new for us here in Evansville, but larger cities have already gone completely digital.

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