Stanstead Journal stops publishing weekly edition

By Matthew Mccully
Stanstead Journal stops publishing weekly edition

By Matthew McCully – The Stanstead Journal, Quebec’s oldest weekly newspaper, printed its last weekly edition Wednesday. In a note on Page 3, the paper said it plans to continue printing a condensed version featuring local news and features for subscribers around 10 times per year and will have a pay-wall protected web presence in the coming months, but the weekly edition is ‘no longer a viable business’.
“I’m sad, but not surprised,” commented Ross Murray, former owner of the Stanstead Journal. “It’s not easy to run a newspaper,” Murray said. “Almost 15 years ago, it was really hard to make ends meet then, and there were local businesses and no social media presence,” he said. See full story in the Thursday, May 30 edition of The Record.

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So sad. It has been delivered here to the house via Canada Post for so long that I forget how long it has been. Tale of the times I guess. 😭 Forget the bills it was the first thing we read after getting back from the post office.

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Very sad to see you the end of great journalism go ! You will be sadly missed.Thank you very much 😢

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Amid Internet censorship, “shadowbanning”, and the talk of the creation of “echo chambers” created by the virtual monopolies of social media conglomerates like Facebook and Twitter as well as the loss of individual privacy to online spying and data mining, this is distressing. News has become a gladiatorial sport of being first rather than being honest and thoughtful; or dealing in rumour instead of sourcing fact. It was Mahatma Gandhi who equated a community with its newspaper, saying it cannot exist without one. As the Stanstead community shrinks under the looming timeline of Smart City Agenda 2021/2030, the threat of… Read more »

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So sad. Loved it !!