The Sunday Telegram joins the long list of dead newspapers in Newfoundland.
For those who don't know, The Telegram is the largest daily in the province and was a 7 day a week publication owned by Transcontinental Media of Montreal, which closed it's St. John's weekly, The Express, after buying the province wide weekly newspaper chain from Robinson-Blackmore.
The publisher says it will increase content in it's flagship Saturday edition.
The Telegram began printing a Sunday edition in 1989.
This follows on the heals for the closure of The Independent earlier this year. An independent and locally owned weekly newspaper. The Independent was printed under contract by Transcontinental in St. John's and owners of The Independent always charged The Telegram with unfair trade practices with regards to competition.
Transcontinental owns the only printing presses in the province.
In the end business is business and the consumer looses. Remember, in the “free market” competition is not about choice for the consumer, its about a monopoly for the company.
Gary Kelly asks where do we get our Sunday news now? Well, I guess the stock of Newfoundland bloggers just went up on Sunday mornings.
Publishers have to start producing a quality product (not just filler and drivel) and people and advertisers have to start supporting the small local publications and online services if they expect to have regular and QUALITY news and information on a daily basis. News is more than headlines and community listings.
…and of course, www.nlpress.ca :^)