Saturday, 27 December 2008

LFP Sundayless

London Free Press readers will wake up tomorrow without a Sunday paper for the first time since it was launched more than a decade ago.

And they will judge for themselves whether today's expanded Saturday edition will compensate for the loss of their Sunday paper.

Paul Berton, editor-in-chief, writes about the new Saturday edition in his column today and the loss of the Sunday paper, with the usual Quebecor rhetoric on the state of print media.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's silly to dismiss Berton's comments as "Quebecor rhetoric". Printed newspapers are dying. It may hurt to admit that for old-timers like us, but that doesn't make it any less true. I know fewer and fewer people under 45 who insist on starting their day with a print newspaper, the way we oldsters like to do.

    I think it is deluded for those of us in the business to tell ourselves that this trend will reverse itself if we just build a better product. If the market doesn't want your product, it doesn't matter how good it is. That's capitalism, for good or for ill.

    I don't have a solution. I just think we need to be realistic.