24 Hours (newspaper)

24 Hours (newspaper)

Infobox Newspaper
name = 24 hours / 24 heures

caption = 24 heures Montreal, Volume 1, Issue 11 - March 2005
type = Free daily newspaper
format = Compact
foundation =
ceased publication =
price =
owners = Sun Media Corporation
publisher =
editor =
language = English and French
circulation =
headquarters = 333 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario
ISSN = 1711-7976
website = [http://24hrs.ca/ 24hrs.ca] [http://24heures.ca 24heures.ca]

"24 hours" is a chain of free daily newspapers published in Canada by Sun Media, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media. Five different English editions are published in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton, and a French edition is published in Montreal as "24 heures".

The Montreal paper was originally called "Metropolitan" and had a large lowercase "m" as its logo, where the "24" is today.

On November 14, 2006, "24 hours" launched two new editions in the Ottawa Valley area -- an English edition published in Ottawa, and a French edition published in Gatineau. The Gatineau version stopped publishing on May 9, 2008.

The Vancouver edition of "24 hours" was a joint venture of Sun Media and the Jim Pattison Group; Pattison sold his share of the Vancouver edition in 2007.

Most "24 hours" are published 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) in a 460 mm × 282 mm compact format that is smaller than a tabloid (about 58% the size of a tabloid.) Because its target readers are commuters heading to work, it is not published on weekends or statutory holidays. Vancouver 24 hours, however, publishes in print 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) and provides a digital "Online Weekend Edition" which can be viewed online or printed off in a standard "letter sized" paper format. Vancouver 24 hours' print publication measures 270 mm x 330 mm which is slightly smaller than other markets.

Exact copies of most editions are also available on the official web site in PDF format. In addition, selected articles are also available in browsable HTML form. Vancouver 24 hours (vancouver.24hrs.ca) and 24 heures Montréal (24hmontreal.canoe.ca) both operate full websites. Vancouver 24 hours runs a wide variety of video including video columnists and local news reports. It also runs daily pod casts which can be downloaded through the site by readers. In total Vancouver 24 hours independent news room accounts for approximately 50% of the news content in the day to day publications.

The family of publications under the 24 hours / 24 heures banner all use lower case "h" in the name. This is a branding requirement for these news publications.

The paper averages about 32 pages in an issue, slightly less than half being news and relies heavily upon wire services such as Reuters, the Canadian Press and the Associated Press. The rest of the pages cover lifestyle, travel, entertainment, and sports, etc. Vancouver 24 hours runs an independent news room reporting on a wide variety of local news relevant to the people of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

"24 hours"' primary national competition is the free paper "Metro". P.J. Harston was the founding editor-in-chief of both "24 Hours" and "Metro".

External links

* [http://24hrs.ca/ 24 Hours / 24 Heures]

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