मुंबई मिररची पुणे आवृत्ती बंद, मुंबई आवृत्ती आठवड्यातून एकदा प्रकाशित होणार


पुणे  अगोदरच तोट्यात असलेल्या टाइम्स ग्रुपच्या मुंबई मिररला कोरोना लॉकडाऊनचा मोठा फटका बसला, त्यामुळे मिररने पुणे आवृत्ती बंद करण्याचा निर्णय घेतला असून मुंबई आवृत्ती दररोज प्रकाशित न करता आठवड्यातून एकदा प्रकाशित करण्याचा निर्णय घेतला आहे. 

मुंबई मिररच्या  मुंबई, पुणे, बंगलोर, अहमदाबाद आदी आवृत्या आहेत.पुणे आवृत्ती बंद करण्याचा निर्णय व्यवस्थापनाने घेतला आहे. मुंबई आवृत्ती आठवड्यातून एकदा प्रकाशित होणार आहे.  बंगलोर, अहमदाबाद  एडिशनही  शेवटची घटका मोजत आहे. यामुळे अनेक कर्मचाऱ्यावर गंडांतर आले आहे. मात्र मिररची वेब एडिशन सुरु राहणार असल्याचे सांगण्यात आले. 

मुंबई मिररने एक स्टेटमेंट जारी  केले आहे. त्यात म्हटले आहे की ,

Times Group statement 

Fifteen years ago, the ‘city that never sleeps’ had a new and good reason for staying awake – and for waking up, when it did manage to get some sleep: Mumbai Mirror. Feisty and fearless, energetic and enthusiastic, playful yet punchy, it lived up to its name from the day it was born, mirroring Mumbai in all its myriad moods. It was as local as Mumbai’s locals – the lifeblood that keeps the city on track and moving. The paper became such an integral part of the reader’s life, driving the narrative of the city, that it was decided to extend the experience to Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad.

Sadly, just as the pandemic, lockdown and unprecedented economic crisis have laid low many great ideas and initiatives before they could fully take root, they came as a body blow for the still-young brand. Not only has the newspaper industry been among the hardest-hit in terms of revenues, it has been weighed down by an import duty that has added to newsprint costs. With the long-held hope of a stimulus not materializing and the Indian economy now officially in recession, it is with a heavy heart that the group has decided to cease publication of Mirror in Pune and relaunch Mumbai Mirror as a weekly. They will, however, continue to have a strong digital presence.

The group in a statement said, “Following months of discussions and deliberations, we have made this extremely difficult and painful decision to recalibrate our portfolio of publications. We truly value the contribution of our journalists and other staff towards building such a strong brand in a relatively short time, and thank them for their hard work and great effort.”


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