Sun News goes digital! Prints only two days per week

Chris Segal, Managing Editor of the Myrtle Beach Sun News, told the company’s readers yesterday:

We are going through another change. We will transition to a 24/7 digital product and modify our print delivery to two days a week.

Starting Aug. 12, the Sun News newspaper will be delivered on Wednesdays and Sundays. The US Postal Service will put the paper in your mailbox.

Those who grasp the connections between government, sunlight, the press, and public trust understand the significance of this local change.

According to the latest poll on news media, 68% of Americans put little to no trust in the news.

Gallup Oct. 23, 2023 poll:   29% of U.S. adults have “not very much” trust, while a record-high 39% register “none at all” in the media reporting news honestly, fairly and accurately.

This nearly four in 10 Americans who completely lack “none at all” in trusting the media is the highest on record by one percentage point in America’s history.

AS A RESULT:

Trust in Government: Government holds among the lowest trust measures in nearly seven decades of polling. Last year, only 20% said they trusted the government just about always or most of the time. Sep 19, 2023

Trust in Lawyers: Jan 31, 2024 — 16% of Americans rate lawyers’ honesty and ethical standards as “high” or “very high,” according to a Gallup poll taken in December.

Trust in the judicial system: An increasing number of Americans see the courts as a political institution.   Trust in the court systems has eroded over the past 5 years and is now in free fall among Blacks, Latinos, and Republicans after the Donald Trump show trial in NY.

FREE SPEECH VS. FREE WILL

Both Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, and Elon Musk, the current owner of X, agree that social media platforms are analyzing users and programming them. Dorsey and Musk say these platforms are robbing Americans of their Free Will. Hear Dorsey below.

Mandy Matney, famous for her coverage of the Murdaugh Murders, took issue with the Sun News on June 5th.

The Sun News came away from the Conway, S.C. Mica Miller press conference with the above headline. Matney once worked for McClatchy at the Island Packet. McClatchy also owns the Myrtle Beach Sun News who wrote the above headline.

As we reported last week concerning the decline of the Washington Post, paywalls, like those used by the Sun News and the Washington Post, diminish readership.