The highly-respected, 100-year-old Christian Science Monitor announced today that it will stop printing its daily edition, in favor of going Web only and printing just once a week.
This is the first national U.S. newspaper to abandon daily print operations for the Web. The Capital Times of Madison, Wisc., was one of the first metro dailies to go Web only six months ago.
Said Editor John Yemma: "It's a tough road, but we basically feel that the Web is where the growth is."
Here's the official story from Christian Science Monitor itself.
Now that CSM has taken the lead on a national scale, will others follow? We'll see.