Friday, February 27, 2009

When News Hits Home

STATUS: I awoke this morning with what must be the start of a cold. My head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? GRACELAND by Paul Simon

Every day on Media Bistro, I read some new tidbit on the problems in the newspaper industry. Lay-offs, new advertising on the front page, struggling papers trying to find ways to become more viable in this changing economy and evolving reading medium.

Today it hit home particularly. I awoke to the radio news that The Rocky Mountain Newspaper, publishing since 1859, is running its last edition this morning. Officially as of today, the paper is no more. They closed the doors.

The Denver Post is now the only newspaper in town.