Toronto Star to Shutter Five StarMetro Commuter Newspapers in December
Outside Ontario, Torstar is going digital only.
Journalists at the Toronto Star donít have a lot to be thankful for this year. Torstar, parent company of the Toronto Star, announced Tuesday it is shuttering five StarMetro commuter newspapers next month, resulting in the loss of 73 editorial, advertising and distribution jobs. The Canadian cities of Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax will get their last editions of StarMetro on December 20, reports CBC News. Bob Hepburn, a representative for Torstar, told CBC News that commuters arenít reading print newspapers anymore. They are getting their news on digital devices instead. The decline in print advertising also contributed to this decision.
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