Daily Israel Report

Canadian Jewish News Ends Print Publication After 42 Years

The Canadian Jewish News has announced that it will cease publication this summer, after forty-two years of serving the community.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 4/23/2013, 5:41 PM

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The Canadian Jewish News has announced that it will cease publication this summer, after forty-two years of serving the community.

The newspaper said its final print edition will be June 20, with its future focused on an “expanded and enhanced digital experience” for their readers.

 The closure will reportedly lead to the loss of approximately 50 jobs.

"I never dreamed that I would be writing this," CJN President Donald Carr wrote Monday on the paper's website. "No nightmare of mine envisioned it."

"The digital age, in which news and commentary are retrieved instantly on smart phones, on computers and on all kinds of new devices, has overtaken the printed word," he wrote, explaining the decision.

“While we were alert to what was happening around us, we hoped that The CJN, with its “niche” attraction, would not be like others, and that our print edition would survive and flourish,” Carr explained.