Edmonton Journal Cuts Back on Print Editions

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Edmonton Journal Cuts Back on Print Editions

Postby jon » Mon May 28, 2012 2:11 pm

  • No more TV Times
  • No more Sunday paper
  • No more rural delivery (maybe)
From the Edmonton Journal Web site:

For the last 109 years the Edmonton Journal has evolved to reflect our readers and the community we serve. Our goal has always been to be the most valued and credible source of local news and information in our community.

That goal has not changed. However, the newspaper industry worldwide is facing widespread challenges as reader and advertising habits evolve and competition online increases. The unprecedented pace of those changes has led us to make some difficult decisions.

Effective June 15, we will no longer publish TV Times in print. The audience for printed TV guides has been declining because there are other more up-to-date alternatives online and elsewhere and because TV Times has become uneconomical to produce.

We are also re-evaluating our distribution strategy outside Edmonton’s census metropolitan area, which might lead to digital delivery only for Journal content or other more cost-effective delivery means in rural areas outside suburban Edmonton.

Effective July 1, we will return to a six-day publishing cycle in print and suspend our Sunday edition. News will continue to be updated online, on mobile and tablet so you will continue to receive the very best local news on our digital platforms.

We believe these changes will allow us to better focus our resources to provide you with excellent local journalism in print, online and on your mobile devices.

John Connolly, Publisher
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