Free Press considering replacing Sunday edition with tabloid

The Winnipeg Free
is considering cutting its traditional Sunday
edition, CBC
News reports

According to the CBC
report, the Free
is “looking at replacing the Sunday paper with a
tabloid that would not be delivered to homes,” would be half the size
of the regular Sunday paper and would be available in newspaper boxes
and convenience stores only.

The Free Press suffered an
last fall and has laid
39 employees since the start of this year. Union
representatives are concerned this could mean more lost jobs.

The new, 40-page tabloid is tentatively called
On 7 and the Free
Press is still awaiting approval from its owners, FP Canadian
Newspapers Limited Partnership, for the change.