Postmedia axes Monday print edition of the National Post
By H.G. Watson, Managing Editor
You have just one more week to pick up a Monday print edition of the National Post — and then it is gone for good.
On June 19, Postmedia announced that it is eliminating the Monday print edition of the national paper, and replacing it with an online ePaper.
The company also announced the launch of a standalone app for the Financial Post, and a redesign of the Financial Post and National Post websites.
According to The Canadian Press, the National Post had suspended their Monday editions during the summer for the past eight years. In 2012, Postmedia also eliminated Sunday editions in Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.
Many newspapers across North America have taken the step of eliminating one or more daily editions in the hopes of finding cost savings.
“Eliminating the Monday print publication puts our National Post brands on stronger financial footing as we continue invest our energies into expanding our brands’ reach both with audiences and clients,” Gerry Nott, National Post’s senior vice president and SVP content, said in a statement.
The National Post inserts that are included in some local Postmedia papers will still be included in Monday papers, according to Phyllise Gelfand, Postmedia’s spokesperson. Its content will include some of what will be included in the ePaper.
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H.G. Watson was J-Source’s managing editor from 2015 to 2018. She is a journalist based in Toronto. You can learn more about her at hgwatson.com.