Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Locked Out Workers Launch New Paper
The locked out workers of the Journal De Montreal announced their plans to launch a free weekly tabloid newspaper this fall, called the Rue Frontenac. The French language publication will have an estimated 50,000 circulation, and will be distributed via street sales and racks.
The locked out workers had launched their own website in the spring of 2009, http://www.ruefrontenac.com/. The site claims more than 300,000 unique visitors a month.
The Journal De Montreal has been successfully continued publishing since the lock out began.
It will be interesting to see if the published version of the Rue Frontenac can maintain equal success as the website edition.