By: Robert Andrews | PaidContent.org
The first part of Guardian News & Media’s “digital-first” strategy is to quit its print editions outside the UK.
The international editions of The Guardian and The Observer – printed in New York, Frankfurt, Madrid, Malta and Cyprus – will end from October 1, the company told staff.
“Other Countries” beside UK and Ireland contributed 7.9 percent (19,097) to The Guardian’s May 2011 average daily circulation (240,101), so the paper’s total circulation will be smaller in 2012. Ireland carries the UK edition and is unaffected by the announcement.