Monday, March 2, 2009

Bloggers killed the Rocky, avers Congressman Polis

Amusing exchange of the day:

Jared Schutz Polis, Colorado's wealthy U.S. Rep. (Dem.), quoted in today's Denver Post:
"Who killed the Rocky Mountain News? We're all part of it, for better or worse, and I argue it's mostly for the better. . . The media is dead and long live the new media."
The response from
John Temple, former publisher and president of the Rocky Mountain News:
"It's just another example of the poor judgment of Jared Polis. . . The Rocky Mountain News was a pioneer in citizen journalism and is an award-winning Internet newspaper."
Also read: Did the Newspaper Preservation Act encourage papers to ignore the competition?
And: Why, oh why did the Rocky Mountain News die?
Update (March 3): Jared Polis apologizes

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