Satirical publication will stop issuing print copies Dec. 12
The Onion is going out of print.
The 25-year-old satirical news publication will stop publishing print copies with its Dec. 12 issue and remain a digital-only outlet.
“It's sad to see a print edition no longer exist, but it's important to see the Onion succeed,” Onion Inc. president Mike McAvoy said in an interview with Crain's Chicago Business.
The Onion had reduced its print footprint steadily over the years; in 2010, it announced plans to franchise print editions, effectively outsourcing its print and reducing the cost. Currently, the newspaper is only issued in three cities: Chicago; Milwaukee, and Providence, R.I.
In an effort to cut costs, The Onion moved its editorial staff from New York to the company's Chicago headquarters in 2012.