Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rocky Mountain News to close

According to a post on their Web site the Rocky Mountain News is going to close. It will publish its final edition Friday:

The Rocky Mountain News, less than two months away from its 150th anniversary, will be closed after a search for a buyer proved unsuccessful, the E.W. Scripps Co. announced today.

As Steve Raabe of The Denver Post said, "The News becomes the latest casualty in an industry stricken by a spiraling decline in newspaper economics." This closure follows concessions by unions representing more than 1,100 workers at The Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency, the advertising and circulation arm of The Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

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