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by Kevin Coupe

And now, another sign of the times … though in this case, I triple checked it to make sure that the story wasn't a spoof.

National Public Radio reports that The Onion, the popular satirical news organization, has decided to stop publishing a print edition and will become all-digital as of next month.

The final print edition of The Onion will be published on December 12.

Onion Inc. President Mike McAvoy tells Morning Edition that "while print has taken a turn and that's no longer a profitable business for us, the rest of the company has thrived."

And these days, companies have to address such issues with their eyes wide open … being willing to abandon traditional ways of doing business when they don't make sense anymore.
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