Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Colorado town stops whining about its dead newspaper, starts a new one

These are tumultuous times for newspapers. That hasn't stopped a picturesque town of 5196 in Colorado from starting a new newspaper.

When the Carbondole Valley Journal folded on Christmas Day 2008 after a 34-year print run, Rebecca Young and six other upset citizens "started a new newspaper, the Sopris Sun, run as a nonprofit and staffed mostly by volunteers."


"It just beat the dickens out of sitting around whining that our paper was dead."

Now, who can argue with that?

DeeDee Correll reports their enterprise story for the Los Angeles Times. Soraya Kishtwari has even more at Editors Weblog.

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