Delfi Meedia announced on Monday that from April 2024, Eesti Paevaleht (EPL) will be published in a new format: daily as a digital edition within the Delfi portal, and on Fridays as the weekend print edition LP, which publishes longer and more comprehensive articles.
The trademark of Eesti Paevaleht will remain part of Estonian journalism, Delfi Meedia, subsidiary of listed media holding Ekspress Grupp, said.
It said the change was due to a change in the habits and preferences of readers, which has led to a decrease in the number of subscribers of printed publications and an increase in the popularity of digital media. The other publications of Delfi Meedia will not be affected by the change.
As a result of the proposed change, the number of employees of Delfi Meedia will slightly decrease in terms of the jobs involving the preparation of the daily print edition. A total of eight people will be laid off, five of whom had jobs of technical nature and three worked as journalists.
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