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Brazilian newspaper to go online-only after 119 years in print

July 15th, 2010Posted by in Editors' pick, Newspapers

One of Brazil’s oldest newspapers is to close its print edition and go online-only, according to a post on the Shaping the Future of the Newspaper blog.

The report says the Jornal do Brasil, which was the first paper in the country on the web when it launched online in 1995, will be discontinued from 1 September.

Readers of the newspaper were apparently informed by a full page advert published yesterday.

The future of the print newspaper was already in question, with readers invited to take part in an online survey in June about possible publishing changes. But with the survey responses due to be released in August, the decision to close the publication came earlier than expected.

According to an report by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the newspaper, which is 119-years-old, was suffering from a declining circulation.

See the full post here…

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