image copyright PA Media. Launched by the Swedish company Metro International, the American editions were sold to Seabay Media Holdings, owned by former Metro … We’ve enjoyed many successful partnerships, and you’ve always been willing to share your passion for the Metro brand. Both the long-featured comic strip Elvis, by Tony Cronstam,[8] and the earlier Rocky, by Martin Kellerman, were first published in Metro Stockholm. I really did. The paper was launched on 13 February 1995 and distributed in the Stockholm Metro. You read us at your desk. Daily Mail owner's print advertising revenues plunge by 70%. What happened next? It was an inglorious end to a paper that saw some talented people walk through its doors, and might have managed to stay viable longer were it not for some factors outside of its control—like the rise of smartphone usage on the T, where it had once been a go-to source of bite-size news for commuters on the go—or had it been managed differently. It happened today… AD54: Roman Emperor Claudius I died after eating poisoned mushrooms as a result of a plot inspired by his wife, the Empress Agrippina. The paper devotes extensive space to the arts, government, education, and politics, and it has a worldwide reputation for responsible journalism. At least, I used to. 1740: James Boswell, Scottish diarist and biographer of Samuel Johnson, was born. Copies are also handed out to pedestrians. Metro was a free daily newspaper in Sweden. What exactly was in store for the Boston edition had been unclear, but it’s been apparent for some time where things were headed. Metro New York is still the No. 1892: Pioneer aviator Sir John Alcock was born in Manchester. I’ll spare you the chore of having to walk too far down memory lane with me here, but suffice it to say that it hurts to see a paper that meant a lot to me finally croak. City expanded into Gothenburg and Malmö in September 2006 and was followed a few weeks later by the Schibsted-backed Punkt SE in all three cities. Everybody loves Metro for the morning commute, but now you’ll have it for the journey home too with the exclusive Evening Edition, available FREE every weekday after 5pm. By the time I got there, it was clearly starved for resources, but not for talent, or spunk. I’m told that staffers in Boston learned they had worked their last day on Friday, January 3, via a brief email. Pornhub Website Offers to Plow Snow in Boston for Free, Five Hobbies to Distract Yourself from the Horrifying Prospect of a Quarantined Boston Winter, Two Recent Earthquakes a Reminder: Massachusetts Is on Shaky Ground. On 8 August 2019, its cancellation was announced. English: Metro is a global newspaper name appearing in over 150 cities in many languages. It remains a sought-out product for all the latest news, sport, entertainment and daily features which focus on food, travel, fashion, technology, film, music and so much more. [third-party source needed] It is distributed free in New York (Metro New York), Boston (Metro Boston) and Philadelphia (Metro Philadelphia).The first edition was dated May 5, 2004. We realize this may seem sudden, but after our New York and Philadelphia editions were sold, we no longer have access to centralized resources, and a difficult decision had to be made. Thank you for continually giving our editors valuable feedback to help us improve the product over the years. You’ve all worked so hard to make Metro an important part of Boston’s media landscape. If you're a scraper, please click the link below :-) [2], Metro Stockholm was the first version. 1812: Napoleon’s army began its retreat from Moscow. The Boston Business Journal, tipped off by a farewell voicemail message, was first to report on the closure, and Metro publishers Ed Abrams and Susan Peiffer confirmed it Wednesday afternoon in an email to advertisers and its remaining staff. It explains that the company could not sustain its Boston edition after the sale of its New York and Philadelphia papers to the company Schneps Media late last year, as it no longer had “access to centralized resources, and a difficult decision had to be made.”. Its owner and founding company is Modern Times Group (MTG), a subsidiary of the Swedish conglomerate Kinnevik. “I always felt that it had the potential to be the perfect blend of old-school and new-school journalism,” the former staffer, who has asked not to be identified, tells me. Here’s the full goodbye message sent Wednesday: After 19 years in Boston, we are sad to announce the closure of Metro Boston, effective today. And finally to our readers, none of this would have been possible without you. "Uutislehti 100 (Finland) closes next month", "Metro, info, haro! Metro was a free daily newspaper in Sweden. In May 2008 Metro had reached an agreement with Schibsted that meant that Punkt SE would be closed down and Schibsted would buy a 35 percent share of Metro Sweden. It happened today… 1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, in the American War of Independence. Metro International was founded in Sweden in 1995 and now has main seat in Luxembourg. [4][5], For a long time, Metro was the sole free newspaper available in the different metropolitan areas. It was printed in four editions: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Skåne and National, which were distributed in 67 towns and cities throughout the country. Two years later he was also crowned king of France, in Paris. Metro’s content is concise, relevant and engaging, presented in a visually appealing, well-designed fashion. To our valued partners and vendors, we thank you for your support and belief in the free commuter daily. It happened today… 1429: Henry VI was crowned king of England. [6], In the period of 2001-2002 Metro had a circulation of 384,000 copies. The city's spunky free daily has finally croaked. Especially like this. Troops from the UK, the US, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of northern France, on 6 June 1944. You read us on the bus. image caption John Swinney wanted to salvage the scheme despite the Supreme Court defeat. A special thanks to our founders, Metro International, our management, editors, sales team, distributors, and everyone else who has been involved in this newspaper since the beginning. As you continue to enjoy life in this beautiful city, we hope you will remember Metro Boston as fondly as we will remember you. I skip through the sports bit, but I do that with whatever newspaper I read. So, what happened in June 1944 during World War Two? Express, The Washington Post's free daily, covers dining, music, movies, arts, fitness, shopping and more in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. If you're a human and see this, please ignore it. Just one editor and a few advertising staff were on hand at the Boston edition at the end, working from a tiny office in Downtown Crossing, and the overwhelming majority of news content in the paper had been sourced from the Reuters wire service, rather than from in-house reporters. This search result is here to prevent scraping, the sale of its New York and Philadelphia papers to the company Schneps Media, Bostonians Are Moving to Vermont—and Vermonters Aren’t Happy About It, Why Everyone Is So Obsessed with Boston, America's Most Viral City. What was D-Day? After nearly 20 years as the city’s ubiquitous commuter-focused daily,  Metro Boston formally announced on Wednesday that the paper is ceasing production for good. Just like our newspaper you’ll find the same range of great content Metro is known for and it’s absolutely free Mon-Fri! [4] Hard hit by the introduction of smart phones, which led morning commuters and other key groups of readers to follow news on cell phones instead of picking up free newspapers, Metro's finances grew increasingly strained in the 2000s. The scrappy, often batshit crazy tabloid, available for free in hundreds of green newspaper boxes around Boston, gave me my first shot at writing in the city a half-decade ago. Metro Boston, the free daily newspaper launched in 2001, has shut down. It was printed in four editions: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Skåne and National, which were distributed in 67 towns and cities throughout the country. Credit: Tracy Crinion. 1814: Adolphe Sax, instrument inventor who gave his name to the saxophone, was born in Dinant, Belgium. Is Massachusetts Shaming Divorced Parents? His Cinematographe system gave its name to the word cinema. In the publishing world, you’re only as good as the people who bring the paper to life each day, and it’s been an absolute joy to share this Metro journey with all of you. Photo by whereisyourtoothbrush via Flickr/Creative Commons. 1862: Auguste Lumiere, French moving picture pioneer, was born. VANCOUVER — Three employees have been dismissed by Metro Vancouver after the fatal release of water from the Cleveland Dam earlier this month.The regional district says in … City Göteborg was closed down in late 2007. metro definition: 1. an underground electric railway system in some cities: 2. a large city: 3. relating to a large…. Metro Boston, the free daily newspaper in operation for nearly 20 years, announced it's closing for good this week. Note that clicking the link below will block access to this site for 24 hours. Metro is a free daily newspaper in the United States. I loved the Metro. Metro, the free commuter daily newspaper, will cease printing operations and go all-digital Friday in Regina, Saskatoon and London, affecting 25 jobs. Download our app on your smartphone or tablet. You read us on the train. Learn more. 8 talking about this. Fierce reactions to regime competition in the French newspaper industry", "The Swedish Newspaper System in the Late 1990s. Metro reaches more adults aged 18 and over living in Manhattan than The Post or The Daily News. Unable to pay its bills, the newspaper ceased publication in 2019 after briefly attempting to survive as an online-only publication.[7]. It happened today… 1618: Sir Walter Raleigh, English seafarer, once a favourite of Elizabeth I, was beheaded at Whitehall, falsely accused of treason. It is published in tabloid format by DMG Media. To our loyal advertisers, thank you for trusting us to promote your business. The Metro is the United Kingdom's highest-circulation print newspaper. Last week, the New York Post reported that the newspaper's two sister publications — Metro New York and Metro … The free newspaper is distributed from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and the period between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day inclusive) mornings on trains and buses, and at railway/Underground stations, airports and hospitals across selected urban areas of England, Wales and Scotland. We did some good work back then, published some of the weirdest front pages imaginable, and even if it felt like it might go belly-up at any instant, it was fun. The Observer, Sunday newspaper established in 1791, the first Sunday paper published in Britain.It is one of England’s quality newspapers, long noted for its emphasis on foreign coverage. “Blending those things together is still the winning recipe, and we were doing that at various points throughout the years, but I think the business people ultimately screwed it up.”. The final issue hit newsstands in December. A former Metro employee tells me the paper had been moved to a once-weekly schedule over the summer. Hopefully we are leaving this incredible city better off than when we started publishing in 2001. Love the Metro What I really, really like about it is that it’s not politically biased which means that the news items are just that - news items and not a dig at any political party. In 2002, the Bonnier group launched Stockholm City in the Stockholm region. The paper was the first European free paper. “After 19 years in Boston, we are sad to announce the closure of Metro Boston, effective today,” the announcement reads. 1163: The body of the Anglo Saxon King, Edward (the Confessor), was transferred to a new shrine and October 13 … Tradition and Transition", "Schibsted acquires 35% of Metro Sweden and closes down Punkt SE", "Skatteverket kräver på nytt att Metro sätts i konkurs",, Articles with dead external links from December 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 April 2020, at 11:01. The paper was the first European free paper. [3] The paper is published in tabloid format by Metro International. We want to sincerely thank everyone who has supported Metro Boston over the past 19 years. DMGT also owns the i and Metro and Covid-19 lockdown has hit newspaper industry Published: 28 May 2020 . [1] On 8 August 2019, its cancellation was announced.