Major Brazilian newspaper will stop print edition from Sept 1

The Jornal do Brasil, one of the oldest newspapers in the country, will stop publishing its print edition Sept. 1 and will be only available online, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas reported Tuesday. According to the local press, the decision is an attempt to solve the daily’s financial problems and its low print circulation, which has fallen to 17,000 copies during the week and 22,000 on Sundays, the Knight Center explained. Nonetheless, the executive director of the National Association of Newspapers Ricardo Perera said the decline of Jornal do Brasil’s circulation was a rare case. Since the beginning of the year, newspaper circulation in Brazil has increased by 1.5 percent, Hora Zero reported. The daily, which in 1995 became the first Brazilian newspaper to launch an online edition, published its first edition in 1891.

http://www.sfnblog.com/circulation_and_readership/2010/07/brazilian_newspaper_eliminates_its_print.php

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