Quebec's La Presse to scrap weekday print edition to focus on app

James Bradshaw, Globe, Mail, Sept 17, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Remember when people said newspapers would never disappear because people would always prefer paper? "You can't read a computer in the bathtub." Remember that? La Presse is a major newspaper in Canada. "It is too costly to sustain both the print paper and digital initiatives, and that cutting printing to one day a week will save La Presse $30-million annually." This after making investments of more than $16 million to get it off the ground. They will soon be digital-only. It won't be long before the print version is the rarity and the electronic version is the norm - this applies to newspapers, magazines, and books. Paper publications have maybe ten years left. Max.

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