Onion ends print edition

November 8, 2013
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Crain’s Chicago Business

The Onion will stop its remaining print editions Dec. 12, Lynne Marek reports.

“It’s sad to see a print edition no longer exist, but it’s important to see the Onion succeed,” Onion Inc. President Mike McAvoy tells her. The Onion’s print edition, which used to be available in 17 markets, Marek writes, was down to three markets: Chicago, Milwaukee and Providence, R.I.

In 2011, the satirical paper ran an article saying print media was “the closest thing there is to a money tree.”

“No matter how tough times get, people will never turn their back on their newspapers,” said every media expert in the nation, adding that newspapers would likewise never, never, never take their readers for granted, because it is readers that the print media industry depends on, and the nation’s newspapers and magazines have always, without fail, worked tirelessly to provide readers with the highest-quality product possible. “They wouldn’t desert their trusted print media outlets like that.”

And then there’s this report:

How Will The End Of Print Journalism Affect Old Loons Who Hoard Newspapers?

In July, The Onion declared print dead. Earlier that month it announced it would end its original print edition, in Madison, Wis.