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Nanaimo Daily News to shut down after 141 years in print

Postby radiofan » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:58 am

Nanaimo Daily News to shut down after 141 years in print

CTV Vancouver Island
Published Friday, January 22, 2016 4:49PM PST
Last Updated Friday, January 22, 2016 4:51PM PST



One of Vancouver Island’s longest-running daily newspapers will close its doors for good at the end of January.

The Nanaimo Daily News, owned by Black Press, announced on social media it would cease operations on Jan. 29 after 141 years in print.

“We thank our loyal readers and advertisers for their support over the years,” it said in the announcement.

The newspaper did not elaborate on the reason behind the closure.

It was founded in 1874 as a semi-weekly publication, according to MemoryBC.

The paper was previously owned by Glacier Media, which sold most of its Vancouver Island publications to Black Press in 2015.

Black Press also owns the semi-weekly Nanaimo News Bulletin, now the sole remaining newspaper in Nanaimo.

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Re: Nanaimo Daily News to shut down after 141 years in print

Postby Aaron » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:06 pm

OK, this isn't a criticism of the board or the poster, we all do this, but...there's a lot of irony in copying + pasting the text of an article from an original source about a content creator going out of business.
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Re: Nanaimo Daily News to shut down after 141 years in print

Postby Jack Bennest » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:18 pm

I find this quote - funnier

"The Nanaimo Daily News, owned by Black Press, announced on social media it would cease operations on Jan. 29 after 141 years in print."
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Re: Nanaimo Daily News to shut down after 141 years in print

Postby J Kendrick » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:14 pm

Jack Bennest wrote:I find this quote - funnier

"The Nanaimo Daily News, owned by Black Press, announced on social media it would cease operations on Jan. 29 after 141 years in print."


"... announced on social media..."

A 141 year old newspaper... relying on a competing medium... to announce their own demise.

Why am I not surprised?

Here's an idea: If a publisher really wants people to buy and read its newspaper (or a broadcast company wants people to listen to its radio station)... then they should make quite certain that their news content is totally exclusive ... and they should *never* publish their exclusive news content on "social media"... before they publish it on their newspaper's own pages or on their own airwaves.
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