OWNERS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN News in Denver, CO announced today that the newspaper would print their last edition ever on Friday. After nearly 150 years, the paper is folding.
"Denver can't support two newspapers any longer," the owners told staffers, some of whom cried at the news. "It's certainly not good news for you, and it's certainly not good news for Denver."
Other towns with multiple daily newspapers are being scrutinized now by the national media, as everyone is searching for ways to keep newspapers alive (or at least continuing to produce quality journalism).
Here in Philadelphia, the idea of killing the Philadelphia Daily News has drawn attention, and impassioned pleas from various corners.
"The Daily News has survived by being the kind of paper that our readers -- heavily urban, weighted towards the kind of folks who don't spend all day staring into a computer screen -- will not replace with any other," wrote Daily News blogger Will Bunch.
Is there room for two major printed, daily newspapers in Philadelphia (or anywhere for that matter) in the age of the Internet?
Can you save newspapers? Your ideas could make you wealthy (seriously ... no one has an answer right now).
Or should newspapers be allowed to fade into memory?
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