Monitor to go weekly but stay newspaper-y

The venerable Christian Science Monitor has announced that it will scale back its print operations, going from five days a week to one. It will increase its Web presence and offer a daily “electronic” edition as a .pdf.

The newspaper apparently tested a glossy, magazine-like approach, but it didn’t go over well. Says the editor: “Our readers wanted something that felt a little more newspaper-y.”

Go here to see what the weekly edition will look like.

UPDATE: Rick Edmonds of The Poynter Institute tells us more about the Monitor’s plans and what they may mean for other newspapers.