A union representative said the Chronicle Herald is planning to discontinue its Sunday print edition, the Sunday Herald.
Martin O’Hanlon, CWA Canada union director, said employees were informed of the plans on March 6 but they don’t know yet whether retrenchment would follow.
According to the Huffington Post, the Sunday Herald will cease printing in April. A spokeswoman for the Chronicle Herald did not confirm nor deny whether the Sunday edition would indeed be scrapped.
“It’s not an announcement we’ve made,” said Jennifer Punch, senior manager of marketing and consumer sales. We do have a lot of exciting changes coming up in the future. We’re in the planning stages of some changes that will have a positive impact on all of our platforms.”
With the increasing emergence of mobile devices and as more people use the Internet for their news sources, it’s not surprising that traditional media, such as newspapers, is taking the biggest blow.
Last year, the American weekly news magazine Newsweek announced it will stop printing after more than seven decades. The magazine is one of those publications that had experienced the impact of digital technology.
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