The Muscatine (Iowa) Journal will become a six-day morning paper starting May 24. The paper currently publishes an afternoon edition Monday through Friday and a morning edition Saturday.
A letter to readers from Journal publisher Bob Blackman said the change means "fresh and up-to-date" coverage of "local sports, news, advertising and community events. Morning delivery gives advertisements a longer, useful life. Shoppers using advertising information will have the entire day to take advantage of shopping offers." (Under the afternoon schedule, those same shoppers should have had a day to take advantage of offers too: The day following publication.)