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… when the Times-Picayune announced it was moving to a “digital first” strategy and cutting its print edition back to three days a week after being outed the night before by the New York Times.

To mark the occasion, The Lens NOLA features a photo essay by Eve Troeh and Bevil Knapp on the cultural changes the ensuing developments have had on New Orleans news consumers, and Poynter.org’s Andrew Beaujon describes how a multitude of alternative news outlets have benefited from the Picayune’s cutbacks.

Please observe a moment of silence for the destruction of a great institution, then click the links.