Three months after announcing its closure, the Canadian Jewish News said it would resume publishing its print edition on Aug. 1.
The paper said it would return with a slimmed-down staff and a new editor in chief, in addition to a higher price for subscribers, Canada’s National Post reported. It had received widespread support following its closure announcement in April and was able to finalize new advertising contracts and extend old ones.
Citing falling revenues, the Jewish News had said it would cease publishing a print edition after June 20. The paper laid off its 50 staff members but continued to put out an online edition.
“We’re very happy and we believe we’ve found the right methodologies to [continue the print edition] and we’re looking forward to publishing at the beginning of August,” Canadian Jewish News President Donald Carr told the National Post. “We will do what we’re supposed to do and demonstrate the independence of the paper and its commitment to bringing news and commentary to the public.”JTA
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