Thursday, December 31, 2015

Montreal-based La Presse ends 131 years of daily printed news

The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw writes:
"The presses have stopped at La Presse, as the newspaper’s last weekday print edition hits doorsteps on Thursday.
"As promised in September, the Montreal-based daily is scrapping its Monday-to-Friday printed papers starting Jan. 1, ending a 131-year run of publishing hard-copy news throughout the week.
"The last daily print copy is a special edition featuring dozens of momentous front pages from the paper’s history. And La Presse will still deliver newsprint copies on Saturdays. But daily printing is coming to an otherwise quiet halt, without even so much as a newsroom gathering planned to mark the end of an era.
“'Maybe it’s a sign that a lot of people here have already turned the page – pardon the pun,' said Charles Côté, president of Le syndicat des travailleurs de l’information de La Presse (STIP), the union that represents newsroom staff, and also the paper’s environment reporter. 'We’ve been told for the past three years that the tablet is our main driver now.'”
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