Friday, February 27, 2009

A Sad Day for Newspapers

Sam DIaz writes:

Today marks a sad day for newspapers. First, today’s print edition of the Rocky Mountain News (part of SSP) was its last. After 150 years in business, the newspaper is closing, a victim of the Internet and the economy. Then, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, a pretty influential group of the nation’s top newsroom execs, announced the cancellation of its April convention. Across the industry, the cancellation is being viewed as a symbolic event that says something bigger about the fate of newspapers. More on that below.

In my world, I saw an even bigger blow to the newspaper industry this morning: two people who could have been and should have been life-long readers - my mom and dad - canceled their subscription to the hometown paper today.

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