Brazilian, Canadian Papers Move Away From Print Content

Two titles are shifting away from print content in the face of money woes: 119-year-old Brazilian daily Jornal do Brasil is abandoning print entirely and will appear solely online, and The Montreal Gazette will go web-only on Sundays as of this August.

The Gazette explains its decision:

In its 22-year existence, the Sunday Gazette has struggled to find significant advertising support to cover the costs of printing and distribution. Subscription rates and single-copy sales cover only a small percentage of total costs; therefore, The Gazette has decided to focus its resources on the six remaining print editions and on the web.

As for the Jornal, owner Nelson Tanure reportedly came to the decision to cease print publication of the paper in the face of massive debt and a drop in circulation. Tanure had previously attempted, unsuccessfully, to sell the paper.