AAam Smith would be proud of what’s happening in today’s newspaper industry. The Scottish political economist would likely see the hidden hand of the market at work, and the newspaper industry’s response to remake itself and find efficiencies where necessary.

While the Detroit Media Partnership is cutting back from seven-day print publishing to three-day print publishing to focus on profitable days of the week, others are finding new ways to imagine the value propositions of low-demand and high-demand days of the week.