Network18 to suspend publication of Firstpost Newspaper

MUMBAI: Network18 has decided to suspend the publication of Firstpost Newspaper. Firstpost Newspaper, a weekly newspaper, was launched on Republic Day – 26th January.

The newspaper marked the media conglomerate’s foray in the newspaper domain.

In a statement, Network18 stated that Firstpost is a platform agnostic brand that has stood for strong and credible opinions and will continue to do so.

“The brand has believed in constantly experimenting and re-investing itself, and Firstpost in Print was one such experiment to provide a weekend reading experience to a different audience than online. The experiment has provided us with good learnings,” the statement read.

“While we were pleased with the ongoing evolution of the brand and the compelling journalism the team produced on a weekly basis, logistical problems made the project unsustainable in print. The quality of journalism offered by Firstpost will continue in digital and other platforms for our loyal consumers.”

Network18 said it will continue to invest in the brand.

The Firstpost Newspaper’s editorial team was led by BV Rao and Praveen Swami. Rahul Kansal was the business head of the newspaper.

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