Breaking News – Northumberland News Print Edition -30- (Done)

In Editor Choice, Local

Northumberland News print edition has reached the end along with 71 other community news papers owned by Metroland Media.

In a online post by Vice-President of Editorial, Lee Ann Waterman of Metroland Media on September 15, 2023 she stated, 71 community newspapers, including Northumberland News will be moving to digital-only model.

“Metroland Media announced it will be restructuring its operations and seeking protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.”

“The final delivery of your local paper was this week. Metroland’s six daily publications will continue to publish both online and in print.”

Waterman stated, “We are confident this restructuring will make Metroland a sustainable business moving forward.”

“A lot has changed in the past several years.”

“Our newsrooms became digital first – meaning all stories, big or small, were available on our websites before they were published in print, and, as advertising dollars and newspapers shrunk, many stories never made it to print at all.”

“The pandemic and continued losses in revenue pushed us out of our newsrooms and left us working virtually. Our ranks have dwindled dramatically.”

 

Editor’s Note: Today’s Northumberland has no affiliation with Northumberland News, but as Cecilia Nasmith and myself worked for the only local daily newspaper that was bought out and shut down by Metroland Media, we feel for the hard working journalists, editors and others at the paper that made this their livelihood.   Journalism is a calling, a profession, it’s much more than a job.  To those who have suffered as a result of this decision, I promise this – there will be sunnier days.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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