Three Metro newspapers move to digital-only format

Star Media Group announced last week that Metro newspapers in Regina, Saskatoon and London will shift to web-only versions. Metro’s senior executive team made the decision to cease print editions of the daily commuter paper in the three cities in order to focus on larger markets.

The senior-executive team at Metro is also restructuring in an effort to “draw Metro, in operational terms, closer to the Star Media Group,” said SMG president John Cruickshank.

Sandy MacLeod will take over as COO for print, moving from his current role as vice-president for consumer marketing and strategy. And Ali Rahnema, currently vice-president digital, will become COO for digital.

Bill McDonald, president and publisher for Metro English Canada since 2010, will vacate his position following a transition period.