Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star newspaper and operator of web properties including the Workopolis job board, reported a third-quarter loss on Wednesday. The company said it lost $70.8 million in the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to a profit of $11.1 million one year earlier. The company attributed much of the loss to an increase of $84.5 million in the write-down of assets compared to the third quarter in 2012. Revenue fell 7.7 per cent from a year earlier, to $328 million, it said. Media segment revenue, excluding a $5.1 million decline in the Metroland Media Group’s TMGTV, was down $15 million, or 6.1 per cent, the company said, largely because of declines in print advertising. Digital sales in the media segment fell eight per cent, as declines at Workopolis and Wagjag were higher than gains at eyeReturn Marketing and thestar.com.