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Satirical Publication The Onion Saying Goodbye To Print

on November 8, 2013

CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — In poking fun at current events, satirical newspaper The Onion often finds a way to heap ridicule on the newspaper industry.

But just like some news outlets it lampoons, The Onion announced Friday it is ending the last of its print editions and moving to an all-online format.

Print advertising revenue has been drying up during the industry’s transition to a digital-dominated media landscape, and newspapers have been gradually scaling back or eliminating print editions entirely.

The Onion’s last print editions — in Providence, R.I., Milwaukee and the paper’s home city of Chicago — will run on Dec. 12.

Onion, Inc. President Mike McAvoy said the company’s focus in recent years has been on “growing the digital side” of the business.

“While the print edition is an important part of our history, we are very excited for the opportunities that come with prioritizing digital for even greater…

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