On the rocks

Another newspaper folds:

The Rocky Mountain News publishes its last paper tomorrow.
Rich Boehne, chief executive officer of Rocky-owner Scripps, broke the news to the staff at noon today, ending nearly three months of speculation over the paper’s future.
“People are in grief,” Editor John Temple said at a news conference later.
Boehne told staffers that the Rocky was the victim of a terrible economy and an upheaval in the newspaper industry.
“Denver can’t support two newspapers any longer,” Boehne told staffers, some of whom cried at the news. “It’s certainly not good news for you, and it’s certainly not good news for Denver.”

Who’s next?
Damian P.

3 thoughts on “On the rocks

  1. fernstalbert says:

    I was listening to a talk show out of the States this morning and the commentator pointed out that this particular newspaper had a very liberal, lefty slant. Could that be the reason rather than hard economic times? Technically, you really don’t need local newspapers – as news/information is everywhere on the net and you can pick a wide variety of points of views. However, I love my local paper – (published twice a week) for local information, community events and advertising of merchants and service providers in my area. I also like local letters to the Editor – this gives a very real picture of what is of concern to citizens. Viva local content.

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