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Wow! Christian Science Monitor ends weekday editions

Via the New York Times:

 After a century of continuous publication, The Christian Science Monitor will abandon its weekday print edition and appear online only, its publisher announced Tuesday. The cost-cutting measure makes The Monitor the first national newspaper to essentially give up on print.

The paper is currently published Monday through Friday, and will move to online only in April, although it will also introduce a Sunday magazine. John Yemma, The Monitor’s editor, said that moving to the Web only will mean it can keep its eight foreign bureaus open while still lowering costs.

It should be noted that the Monitor is a non-profit, and doesn’t derive most of its revenue from print ads. Still, that’s a huge shift for a large newspaper.

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