Saturday, February 28, 2009

Why, oh why did the Rocky Mountain News die?

Denver's Rocky Mountain News shut shop today, a little before its sesquicentennial birthday. Here's Frosty Woolridge, the Political Issues Examiner:
A newspaper remains the pulse and the life blood of a community. Rocky’s demise means we all lost a bit of ourselves. Yes, we gnashed our teeth at the editorial page writers with whom we disagreed, but we cared and we jumped into the discussion.

The big question: why did the Rocky die? Who killed it? How did they kill it? Why did they kill it?

If you look around the country—the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, Dallas Morning News and several other papers teeter on the edge of extinction.


For Mr. Woolridge's provocative why, click here.

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