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Firstpost shuts print edition after four months of operations

Firstpost will continue in digital and other platforms for its consumers

Network18 has decided to suspend the publication of Firstpost newspaper. The weekly newspaper was launched with much fanfare on January 26, 2019.

Network18 in a statement, said, “Firstpost is a platform agnostic brand that has stood for strong and credible opinions and will continue to do so. The brand has believed in constantly experimenting and re-investing itself, and Firstpost in print was one such experiment to provide a weekend reading experience to a different audience than online. The experiment has provided us with good learnings.”

“While we were pleased with the ongoing evolution of the brand and the compelling journalism the team produced on a weekly basis, logistical problems made the project unsustainable in print. The quality of journalism offered by Firstpost will continue in digital and other platforms for our loyal consumers. Over the years, Firstpost has come to stand for a certain class of journalism and Network18 is committed to its growth. We will continue to invest in the brand,” the statement said.

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