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Canadian Jewish News to Keep Printing

The Canadian Jewish News, which recently announced it would cease print publication, said it will continue serving the community.
By Rina Tzvi
First Publish: 6/16/2013, 5:41 PM

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The Canadian Jewish News, which recently announced it would cease print publication after forty-two years of serving the community, said Friday that it would continue publishing in print.

The paper’s president, Donald Carr, issued a statement saying that the board of directors “is happy to confirm that the print newspaper will continue.” 

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.

“As I have said on previous occasions, The CJN must make some strategic changes to its business model and the way in which we produce the newspaper.  We will need new subscribers and existing subscribers will be asked to accept a higher subscription rate immediately. Advertisers, old and new, must commit to advertise on an ongoing basis.  Everything that is required of subscribers, advertisers, guarantors, our staff and the board of directors must come together. We believe that it will,” Carr said. 

The paper’s offices will move to a new location in Toronto.

“That, combined with other adjustments we need to make to our operations, dictate that we pause after the current issue and resume publishing with the August 1 edition,” the statement read.

The publication had announced its decision to cease print publication, but that it would continue reporting digitally.

"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 printedword," the paper said at the time of the initial decision.