DV stops print

06.04.2021 - 14:38
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 Mynd: Anna Kristín Jónsdóttir - RÚV
Icelandic newspaper DV will stop publishing on paper—at least for the time being. The impact of the pandemic on advertising sales and publishing restrictions are cited as the reasons for the decision.

The news was announced on the DV website this lunchtime, in an article that also says the dv.is website will be extra-active for as long as the publishing pause continues.

“Innovations online will be announced in the coming weeks. Tobba Marinósdóttir, DV editor, handed in her notice at the end of February but continues to work for Torg and will supervise the launch of these changes and ensure that extra vigour is put into dv.is,” the article says. 

Bills already sent out to print subscribers for April will be cancelled. 

DV has been in print since 1981, when newpapers Dagblaðið and Vísir merged. 

At the end of 2019, DV was bought, as part of Frjáls fjölmiðlun, by Torg, the company that publishes Fréttablaðið. Torg also runs the Hringbraut television station and Markaðurinn business publication. 

Print media have had a hard time in Iceland in recent years, as elsewhere in the world. The number of newspapers and magazines has gone down, and continuing publications have been released less frequently. Morgunblaðið moved its bigger Sunday edition to a whole weekend edition on Saturdays, while Fréttablaðið has reduced its print run from seven days a week down to five. The print version of Mannlíf stopped last year. Fréttatíminn moved online, and 24 stundir ceased to exist entirely. 

DV has seen its print circulation diminish quickly but remains one of Iceland’s most-visited websites. 

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