November 8, 2013 Last Updated 3:28 pm

The Onion calls it quit for print; really, no joke

The last print editions, Chicago, Milwaukee and Providence, to be be shuttered in December

The last three print editions of The Onion, the satirical newspaper founded in Madison, Wisconsin, are to be shuttered following the publication of the December 12th issue. The paper shutdown its NYC and other editions in 2012.

TheOnion-front-lgIt’s sad to see a print edition no longer exist, but it’s important to see the Onion succeed,” Mike McAvoy, president of Onion Inc. told Lynne Marek of Crain’s Chicago Business.

The Onion will continue on online, as will the AV Club entertainment section.

The Onion was founded in 1988 by two juniors at the University of Wisconson-Madison, Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson. A year the two students sold the paper to its editor and advertising sales manager. At first the paper concentrated on college campuses, but with the rise of web publishing it grew into a national property. It moved to NYC in 2001 and in 2007 launched The Onion News Network, a satirical send-up on TV news reports.

In 2012 the paper moved to Chicago, and in the past few years many of the city editions the paper had launched began to be shutdown. Now the final three year are to be shuttered by year’s end.

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