Daily ‘7 Plus’ suggested in its yesterday edition that central daily newspaper ‘Evenimentul Zilei’ might be read only online soon, as owners Ringier are considering to give up the printed version of the paper. Quoting the answers given by Ringier deputy general director Claudiu Serban during a live video chat with HotNews journalists and readers, ‘7 Plus’ said ‘Evenimentul Zilei’ would have many chances to survive in the “online environment”.
Serban was asked by a reader whether the ‘Evenimentul Zilei’ brand would survive in Romania if the newspaper is kept solely online. The Ringier official replied that in his opinion, the brand would have many chances to survive, but stressed that so far, no decision in this direction has been made. “It takes a lot of work, intelligence and financial investment. I hope we are able to support this project. I trust my colleagues, the company’s financial potency and the intelligence of our general director, Marius Hagger,” Serban said. Also, he added Ringier has not yet decided whether to change the format of the newspaper. ‘7 Plus’ noted that Ringier is going through difficult financial moments at the time, which also prompted the group to make massive changes with one of its most prominent publications and one of the oldest financial publications in Romania, weekly ‘Capital’.