Canadian Publishing Industry News
4 January 2024,     QUEBEC CITY
Le Soleil Kills Print Edition After 127 Years
More readers optted for digital subscriptions over print.
More readers optted for digital subscriptions over print.
 The last print edition of Le Soleil newspaper is hit the stands on December 30th. A 96-pages edition  as the Quebec City-based publication goes completely digital after 127 years in business. Based in Quebec City, the newspaper covers stories from the Beauce region all the way to eastern Quebec. Initially a daily, Le Soleil pared down its print editions to only Saturdays in March 2020 to help deal with a drop in revenue. There were 247 daily and community newspapers in Quebec  2022, according to News
Le Soleil became a co-operative in 2019
Le Soleil became a co-operative in 2019
Media Canada. That was tallied before Métro Média folded shutting down its 17 publications in Montreal and the Quebec City region. Le Soleil became the first Canadian newspaper to print a photo in 1899. Almost a century later, in 1996, it became the country's first French-language newspaper to launch a website. 
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