La Presse shifts to digital, will cease weekday printed edition in 2016

Montreal-based French-language daily La Presse announced it will cease its print newspaper Monday through Friday starting in January 2016. La Presse will continue to publish a Saturday print edition but will shift to a digital focus throughout the week.

The paper’s innovative La Presse + tablet app first launched in 2013 and now attracts more than 460,000 weekly readers.

“La Presse will soon become the world’s first major print daily newspaper to go 100% digital on weekdays, and will position itself as Québec’s digital news and information leader,” said president and publisher Guy Crevier in an announcement on the paper’s website.