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End to Monday print edition of nine papers by Postmedia an ‘important moment’: expert

Copies of Postmedia-owned newspapers the Vancouver Sun, The Province and National Post are displayed at a store in Burnaby, B.C., on Tuesday January 19, 2016.

One skilled on the intersection of journalism and coverage says Postmedia Community Inc.’s determination to finish the Monday print version of 9 of its city each day newspapers subsequent month is an “essential second” for information media in Canada.

Edward Greenspon, CEO of the Public Coverage Discussion board, says it’s “extra breadcrumbs” in regards to the lack of viability of bodily newspapers in the long term, however hopes it doesn’t sign a scarcity of viability of reports itself.

The Vancouver Solar and the Province, Calgary Herald and Calgary Solar, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Solar, Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Solar and the Montreal Gazette will all be affected when the transfer takes impact on Oct. 17. Postmedia stated no jobs shall be lower in its announcement earlier this week.

EPaper variations of the affected newspapers – a digital reproduction of the print version – shall be printed on Mondays and every outlet’s web sites will nonetheless be up to date with tales and information content material.

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Postmedia stated it makes the transfer as reader habits proceed to vary and that it’s assured in its digital providing.

Greenspon notes that Monday has all the time been a weak day for newspaper income normally, including that bodily newspapers may ultimately grow to be a “luxurious merchandise” reserved for weekends.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Sept.23, 2022.

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