7Days to publish weekly from new year

Dubai newspaper 7Days will become a weekly from next year as it focuses on its digital presence.

The print title, published by Al Sidra Media, has been part of the UAE media landscape since April 2003.

The company’s CEO Mark Rix said: “The time has arrived for us to take bold decisions that enable us firstly to continue to operate profitably and then continue to build on the core competencies that have been developed over the past 13 years in first-class content creation, distribution and customer engagement.”

Globally, newspapers are fighting circulation declines as readers and advertisers migrate to digital platforms.

From the new year the news­paper will appear as a bumper weekly edition every Thursday.

Managing editor Claire Sharrock said: “The Thursday edition will see an increased focus on community issues, lifestyle and analysis”.


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