Monday, 23 April 2007

Ottawa adds 2

Ottawa newspaper readers will have two more free newspapers to read, thanks to CanWest.

The Now EMC Ottawa East, serving downtown, and The Now EMC Ottawa-Orleans, covering eastern suburbs, will be introduced on Thursday.

CanWest said the weekly newspapers will be distributed with the daily paid-circulation Ottawa Citizen or through CanWest's Flyer Force flyer-distribution unit.

Canadian Press says the move involves a marketing and operating partnership between CanWest MediaWorks and the EMC Your Community Newspaper, published by Performance Printing, which has a network of 14 weekly papers in 12 communities.

Two other free Ottawa commuter newspapers already on the streets are Quebecor's 24 Hours and Torstar's Metro.

Lots of freebies, plus the daily Ottawa Sun and Ottawa Citizen. That is one busy media market.

1 comment:

  1. Just a point of clarification. The Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild (CEP Local 87-M) doesn't represent the pressroom at the Toronto Sun. After the company promised them that they would be treated fairly in 2003, they decided not to join the union drive in Editorial. It should also be noted that pressroom workers will all lose their jobs this summer when their work is transferred to a new Quebecor plant in Islington.