The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News will shutter their individual websites and refocus attention on their joint Philly.com portal.
Company officials say the fee-based newspaper sites will close in December, less than two years after they launched.
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Philly.com will remain free for now. However, newsroom leaders say that could change once they address the site's content.
In a letter to staff Thursday, the company says the Inquirer and Daily News replica edition apps will remain premium products for subscribers.
Staff members have endured a quick succession of owners, a prolonged bankruptcy and the plane crash death of co-owner Lewis Katz in just the past few years.
The company, Interstate General Media, is now owned by Katz's investment partner, philanthropist H. F. "Gerry" Lenfest.