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

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…

Mexican journalist shot dead in newsroom

Norberto Miranda Madrid, a Mexican journalist, was shot dead in his newsroom on Wednesday night.

The AP reports, in a news piece about the identification of a new point man in the Mexican drug war, that at least five gunmen entered the newsroom in Nuevo Casas Grandes and killed the 54 year old journalist in front of his colleagues.

Norberto Miranda Madrid was director and wrote a crime and politics column at the news website Radio Vision Casas Grandes, said Chihuahua state attorney general’s spokesman, Vladimir Tuexi.

Miranda wrote several newspaper columns, worked as a correspondent for El Heraldo newspaper and for a radio station, reports the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.