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Guardian to scrap international print editions

Guardian News and Media will scrap its international print editions later this year as part of its new “digital first” strategy.

Guardian News and Media will scrap its international print editions later this year as part of its new “digital first” strategy, according to Press Gazette. In an announcement made July 1 the company said the last international editions of The Guardian and The Observer – which are printed at five sites in New York, Frankfurt, Madrid, Malta and Cyprus – will be published on 1 October 2011.

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GNM executive director (commercial) Adam Freeman said: "Our international print editions have been a valued part of what we do for a number of years, but as a result of the structural changes affecting all printed newspapers we have been steadily reducing the amount of copies we publish outside the UK since 2010 due to reasons of demand and cost.

“We will continue to serve our growing international audience via our website and other digital platforms and we will also increase the distribution of Guardian Weekly." Freeman claimed this was one of a number of steps the company was taking to focus on “digital platforms and subscription-based products”.

Date posted: July 2, 2011 Last modified: May 24, 2018 Total views: 231