Thursday, December 4, 2008

The outlook is rocky for The Rocky

Allen Mutter writes at Reflections of a Newsosaur:

Sad to say, the days of the Rocky Mountain News are numbered. And the number of days probably is about 90.

In a toxic environment for newspapers exacerbated by the worst recession in two generations, it seems highly unlikely that a buyer will emerge to sustain the feisty tabloid put up for sale today by its owner, the E.W. Scripps Co.

While Scripps and everyone else would be tickled if someone turned up to buy the paper, the announcement more likely is the death knell for the oldest newspaper in Colorado.

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