Former Journal de Montreal employees have axed the weekly print edition of Rue Frontenac after 25 issues citing a lack of advertising.
The final edition of the French-language weekly, with a distribution of 75,000 copies per week, was published last Thursday.
The online story says "the concentration of the press leaves little chance for independent media. Agencies that manage the investments of large advertising companies prefer to negotiate contracts with media groups rather than negotiate piecemeal. It's more convenient and less labor."
Rue Frontenac, launched following the January 2009 lockout of 253 Journal employees, will continue online, with new projects in mind, the story says.