The end of a Canadian journalism era

January 20, 2016   ·   0 Comments

A BIG CHANGE  rocked the world of Canadian journalism this week, as first TorStar announced the closure of their main printing facility and the cut of close to 300 staff, including some editorial positions.

Tuesday, Postmedia in turn laid off 90 employees following the merger of newsrooms with SunMedia papers they had acquired in April of last year.

When the acquisition of  the Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun and Ottawa Sun occurred, Postmedia maintained that the papers would remain competitors with their Postmedia counterparts, and the newsrooms would remain separate.

While the impending death of print media has been heralded from the mountaintops for the past decade, this is the first sign that print media, at least the newspaper side, is falling in demand. But is it people are less interested in reading print or is it people are less interested in advertising in print? Only time will tell.

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